Inspirational SOULdier: Happy Veteran’s Day – Jason Ivelich – Navy. “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”

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Jason A. Ivelich, Lives in Escondido CA, stationed in San Diego, CA.

What was/is your rank, what branch, and where have you been deployed or been in a conflict?

Master at Arms Senior Chief Petty Officer/E-8, Navy, Deployed to Arabian Gulf in 1998 (Operation Desert Fox), Deployed to Kuwait in 2007 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Individual Augmentee assignment 2010-2011 to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

How long you, were/have been, in the military?

18+ Years, Stationed: Japan, Norfolk, San Diego, and Hawaii.
Visited: Hong Kong, Philippines, S. Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Guam, Australia, Rio, Chile, Peru, Cuba, Kuwait,

What is your Passion?

Music, Old Cars, Family (Not Necessary in that order)

What inspires you?

My 9 Month old Daughter, Anastasia.

Which person living or dead has inspired you the most?

This is a hard question, i have had a lot of people who have inspired me, but I cant say any one person inspired more than another but here are my top 3.

1. My father.
2. Henry Rollins
3. Malala Yousafzai

What is your favorite Inspirational Quote?

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”

Charles R. Swindoll

How do you try to inspire others?

Leading by example. trying to Do the right thing, even when no one would know either way.

When are you the happiest?

When I am at home with my Family (And the San Diego Chargers are winning

One non-profit you support?

Wounded Warrior Foundation

Quick Tip: What is one easy thing you can do to change the world for good in the next 24 hours?

A wise man once told me (A fellow Chief Petty Officer) that everyone deserves a smile and hello. You would be surprised how some people react a complete stranger smiling at them and saying good morning.

What is your hope for the world?

That we recognize that we all have differences but there are more things that unite us than divide us. I hope that we would cherish those differences instead of fearing them.

This picture makes me feel HAPPY!

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This picture makes me feel Beautiful!

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