WIlliam Treseder

William Treseder

William Treseder is your stereotypical problem child who had his teeth kicked in by some San Diego drill instructors. He is a partner at BMNT Partners, a consultancy that brings together government and Silicon Valley groups to solve complex, critical problems. Treseder served as a U.S. Marine between 2001 and 2011, first in infantry then in civil affairs. He has deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. After graduating from Stanford University, Treseder tried out a few startups and was lucky enough to settle in San Francisco, where he met and married Oluwadara, the love of his life.

Recent articles from William Treseder

Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey render a salute to Chief Electronics Technician Anthony Andersen as he departs the ship for his next command.
Community
It’s Time To Abolish The Enlisted-Officer Divide
The Pentagon should get rid of the archaic system of dividing officers and enlisted in favor of something that reflects the modern military’s capabilities and responsibilities.
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Transition
Forget These 4 Myths About Civilian Life Before You Get Out Of The Military
Take your transition seriously and forget these myths so you can actually enjoy all those freedoms that everyone loves to talk about.
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Career
This New Program Fast Tracks Veterans Into Manufacturing Jobs
A new pilot program is reducing the skills gap in advanced manufacturing, and reduces unemployment among veterans.
A University of Phoenix billboard is shown in Chandler, Ariz.
Education
That For-Profit School You’re Considering May Not Be What It Seems
Don’t get sold by a for-profit school, or any other. You need to give college a lot more thought.
A Marine observer/controller with the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory waits patiently as the Advanced Warfighting Experiment opposition force sets up an ambush at Marine Corps Training Area Bellows.
Community
‘Warfighter’ Is Not The Best Way To Define Service Members
Using the term "warfighter" destroys our capacity for reason at a time when it’s desperately needed.
Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1815 in San Angelo wait for the Operation Enduring Freedom Ceremony to begin on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. The post hopes to bring in members from younger generations.
Community
How Should Veterans Service Organizations Support The Post-9/11 Community?
If veterans service organizations hope to stick around for awhile, the different generations of groups need to learn from each other’s strengths and weaknesses.
Marines with Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, participate in Exercise Desert Scimitar at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., May 10, 2014.
Support
The 3 Battle Buds Every Veteran Needs To Have
What you need when you leave the military is a transition team.
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Humor
The Problem With Military Masturbators
We have a problem with military masturbators, those people who get off talking about the military with total ignorance of the subject.
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Community
A Glimpse At Humanity In The War Of 1812
Read this letter from an American soldier writing to his wife from Fort Stephenson during the War of 1812.
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Community
Read This Beautiful Revolutionary War Letter
A letter from a Revolutionary War militiaman gives us insight into our past and reaffirms what we know about America's troops at war.