Michael Bluemling, Jr. | Meet Michael Bluemling, Jr.
Meet Michael Bluemling, Jr, a former Sergeant of the US Army and author of "Bridging the Gap from Soldier to Civilian: A Road Map to Success for Veterans."
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Meet Michael Bluemling, Jr.

Meet Michael Bluemling, Jr.

Michael Bluemling, Jr., former decorated Sergeant in the US Army, veteran of the Kosovo campaign, author, speaker was the founder of Power of One, LLC. Power of One’s mission was to help veterans transition from military service to civilian life, successfully. Michael now works for equality for the brave men and women who served through his political endeavors.


Having to overcome the abuse of his past, in order to achieve a fulfilling and successful life, complemented by having transitioned from a war-time veteran into a productive civilian – Michael understands the unique emotional, spiritual and physical challenges one often has to conquer.


Dept. of VADept. of Labor and Veteran Affairs

Michael has held various positions in the US Department of Labor and at the Department of Veteran Affairs. This experience and knowledge has made him uniquely qualified to combine his keen insights with what resources are available to help the transitioning veteran survive and thrive.


This led Michael to author three books:


Heart to Heart Journey with God

Heart to Heart Journey with God

Michael shares his six-month journey with God, which helped him overcome the transitory issues one faces when leaving the military. This devotional will help guide and inspire you in starting or feeding your journey with God. If you could write God a letter, what would you say, ask and be grateful for? A moving and thought-provoking spiritual guide for those seeking answers. 



Turning the Page

Turning the Page

In Turning the Page, Michael shares how to overcome the self-sabotage one goes through when they’ve been abused. Loving oneself, releasing false guilt and learning to forgive are the hard steps many can’t take. Here he shares how to let go of the past, learn from it and not be consumed by it, and achieve the happiness one seeks. His unique approach, being a soldier who’s been conditioned to believe showing emotion is weakness, he shares how that myth can be an albatross leading to self-fulfilling prophecies of destruction, and how to defeat it.



Bridging the GapBridging the Gap

In Bridging the Gap from Soldier to Civilian, Michael lays out a road map to follow, so veterans can overcome the trauma from a combat footing to one of peace time. Not only how to get past expecting danger around every corner, but how to ensure all the benefits, resources and opportunities afforded to veterans don’t elude one during this crucial period.

Michael Bluemling, Jr.Michael holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration from ECPI University, a master of professional studies in human resources and employment relations from Pennsylvania State University, and a graduate certificate from UMass Dartmouth in Organizational Leadership. In addition, he graduated from the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV) program through Florida State University.

DAV MagazineU.S. Veterans and DAV Magazines

Michael has been highlighted in U.S. Veterans Magazine in November 2013 and Disabled American Veterans Magazine in the July/August 2014 issue.


Michael does speaking and training engagements for veterans, organizations and institutions on topics of leadership, teamwork and overcoming adversity.


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