Operation Encore: Soldiers, Stories, and Songs

Episode #15 - Operation Encore Co-Founder Erik Brine - The Story Behind the Stories

November 24, 2020 Operation Encore Season 1 Episode 15
Operation Encore: Soldiers, Stories, and Songs
Episode #15 - Operation Encore Co-Founder Erik Brine - The Story Behind the Stories
Show Notes

In this episode of the OE podcast, Guy Jaquier and Adam Rossi interview Operation Encore Co-Founder Erik Brine. Erik describes the history of OE and how it grew from an idea between friends into a successful non-profit that serves over 25 veteran musicians and performs at events throughout the county. An Air Force Reserve pilot Colonel and former , Erik describes why he tells people he's been involved in multiple military affairs (legislative, public, and international) and describes his struggle with a rare eye condition which almost ended his military career. Instead, it taught him how to overcome adversary and gave him a path to three advanced degrees, two professional certifications, a White House Presidential Management Fellowship, and recently, the opportunity to serve in elected office. During the interview, Erik highlights three songs from Operation Encore artists that had a profound impact on him:  

Sandhills to Sandals by Stephen Covell
Another Trip Around the Sun by Rachel Harvey Hill
We Are - Jerry Maniscalco

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