Transitions; Military, Civilian, Leader, Instructor, CEO & Mentor S2E6 (Entry One)

Special guest spotlight:

Dr. Anthony Falls began his teaching career as an instructor teaching Total Quality Management to enlisted and officer personnel in the Air Force.
He developed and taught anesthesia equipment workshops to train anesthesia technicians for national certification; having also developed computer simulations and training for the healthcare, energy, and aviation industries.
For ten years, Falls was the Department Chair of the School of Electronics Technology (and The Department Chair of the School of Business for seven years) at ITT Technical institute.
He has also taught electronics as an adjunct for over 5 years at a local Community College, and at the time of taping, embarked on a new role as an adjunct professor at the University level.

Dr. Felicia Haecker is proud to be a female veteran who served in the U.S. Air Force for over 12 years and deployed three times in support of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. During her time on active duty she worked as a Still Photographer, Public Relations Specialist and an Air Force Education Instructor. Dr. Haecker earned several medals while serving her country including the National Defense Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

Today she works as Founder/CEO of Dog Tag Divas, an online leadership academy supporting female veterans, and serves as Adjunct Professor at Brandman University, where she teaches Organizational Leadership. In both her teaching and CEO roles, Dr. Haecker teaches women how to not only identify their passions and life ambitions, but to gain clarity behind their intent, and craft strategies to reach their intended goals. Dr. Haecker believes that by empowering women, she is helping them take the necessary steps to live the lives they have envisioned and deserve.

Dr. Haecker has been featured in print and broadcast media including Good Day Sacramento, Fox 40, in Excelsior Life Magazine, Behind the Uniform podcast and Badassery Magazine as an upcoming leader to watch. Her dissertation, Female Student Veterans Postsecondary Education Experience, has been cited by several experts. In each appearance she shares her expertise on handling life transitions, reaching goals, and a variety of issues that impact the veteran community.

Dr. Haecker holds an Ed.D in Organizational Leadership from Brandman University, part of the Chapman system, A Master’s Degree in Health and Human Services from the University of Oklahoma, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Excelsior University. She and her husband, Dr. Vincent Haecker, live near Sacramento with their two children, Haydyn, 11, and Vinny, 8.

Additional Resources:
Dog Tag Divas
Female Student Veterans Postsecondary Education Experience