Most of us who served in the military have been in a place where we ask ourselves, “what kind of civilian job does my military experience translate into?” For some, transferring military experience is more straightforward than for others. If you were a nurse or a motor pool mechanic and want to remain in those… Continue Reading What Was Your MOS?
About Greg Drobny
Greg Drobny is a former Airborne Infantryman, PSYOP Team Chief, political consultant, professional mil blogger, and is Code Platoon’s Student Outreach and Recruitment Manager. He holds a BA and MA in history, as well as a Masters of Science in organizational psychology. He is married with four children who keep him more than slightly busy and is passionate about helping Veterans find their paths in life and develop the skills needed to pursue their goals.
Entries by Greg Drobny
Sometimes multiple areas of interest collide into one topic, making my research easy and fun. Such is the case here with Gene Grabeel and Women’s History Month. Given world events at this moment and the fact that a great deal of my education has to do with 20th Century European history, I’ve spent significant time… Continue Reading Women’s History Month: Gene Grabeel and the Venona Project
From the beginning of our history, Black men and women have made tremendous contributions to our society, particularly the U.S. military’s success. As we celebrate Black History Month, Code Platoon wanted to recognize standouts from that community who rose above and beyond the call of duty, making their contribution all the more significant, given that… Continue Reading Black History Month: Three Standouts in Military History
Imagine there is a great opportunity for Servicemembers, but they have to know about it themselves because no one in the military tells them about it until they are ready to end their service. Such is the case with SkillBridge. Transitioning service members in their last 180 days of service and approval from the first… Continue Reading A Path to SkillBridge Opportunities
November is Native American Heritage Month. This month presents an opportunity to educate the public about the proud history of Indigenous people in America and celebrate the rich and diverse tribal cultures that continue to thrive throughout Indian Country. Code Platoon recognizes the significant contribution that Native Americans have made to our military. Many in… Continue Reading Code Platoon Salutes Navajo Code Talkers
So you’ve decided to pursue a career in software engineering and have chosen Code Platoon as your place of learning. Now what? Just like any top-tier coding Bootcamp, you can’t just walk into Code Platoon off the street with zero knowledge and start day one—you have to have at least some understanding of the fundamentals… Continue Reading Time Check – When should I begin my Code Platoon application?
Have you ever read articles with titles like “Best Jobs for Veterans” or “Top 10 Career Fields After Your Military Service”? I did and came up with a few common themes worth digging into —but from a Veteran perspective, which appears to be the angle missing from many of these articles. Staying in step with… Continue Reading Top Veteran Career Paths
We get many questions at Code Platoon about the terms used in the title of this article, often specifically related to whether or not we offer classes in those particular fields. But because we strive to address these inquiries in the most thorough way possible, it only makes sense to provide answers via the military… Continue Reading Software Engineering vs. Software Developing vs. Data Science: an Analysis Using…Beer Making.
Based on that title, you may get the impression that I’m going to put forth some excellent argument for or against a specific candidate in this election and then somehow tie in the wild world of tech and COVID to that. I’m definitely not going to advocate for anyone, but it may actually get crazier… Continue Reading COVID, Presidential Elections, and Coding: an Overview of a Dynamic Time
What does “education” look like in a real sense for Veterans? From my perspective, this is often either assumed or glossed over in a way that doesn’t get down to some of the nitty-gritty issues Veterans face, so my goal here is to tackle this topic from precisely that angle. Having been through a lot… Continue Reading What Veterans Should Know About Education