Madison College honors literature review chronologically examines variables inhibiting success amongst those utilizing G.I. benefits in college

The Madison College honors project is in the books as of May 30, 2023. The overview of the project includes a future recorded presentation regarding what hurts and what helps veterans and service members succeed.

The presentation shares the call for a mandatory qualitative survey amongst all who use G.I. benefits. The proposal for the survey asserts every university must assess the needs of those readjusting and reintegrating as service members each semester.

The honors project was prepared for the Madison College honors society hoping to achieve success by advocating for equity on both community college and university campuses. The project was stalled by the professor, and in many ways, was a barrier to my personal success.

The University of Wisconsin investigative division intervened on the basis of complaints filed addressing variables with my learning success. The complaints were backed by articles from the literature review.

Instead of holding parties accountable, the university conjured false narratives through hasty generalizations.

With the rise of veterans and service members attending post-secondary education, the reality of neglect and social isolation increases. All that I am advocating for with the literature review is a simple roll call at the end of the semester that can perform the service of mustering advocacy for equity as students, despite having a nontraditional status.

We must form up on all campuses and stand up for our right to receive equal treatment, and not have to file complaints to exercise our rights. The university is ironclad in their belief we are the problem, especially when it comes to my filing of complaints regarding intimidation and passive aggressive academic abuse.

The complaints were made in good faith based upon my discoveries seeking the opportunity to sit down with the chancellor and have a brief discussion on how we can change.

Instead, the university responded by shutting down my meeting, who then escalated matters, distracted me by bombarding me with emails, which eventually led to reaching out to elected officials for help.

The university denies us our right to freely express our values and when we speak up we deal with backlash. The literature is our first line of defense.

Veterans and servicemembers work through many unnecessary obstacles, like what happened to me, that lead to attrition. Attrition is a fancy term that represents statistics of those who drop out.

The presentation provides an overview of the oppression veterans and servicemembers face when seeking to fulfill their dreams when utilizing the benefits, they worked hard for. Many variables stop them from succeeding, which is the analysis the literature review provides.

The literature review advocates the university act accountably with professor conduct. The articles share the effects of lived experience.

We deal with professors who tote ideologies that clash with our convictions to protect the Constitution. Professors escalate and gaslight through emails, which is alarming.

Why would anyone deliberately attack someone who defended their American way of life? Why are professors allowed to disrespect us? Yet, when we discuss military culture in our class project assignments, we receive backlash with low grades and micro assaults in graded commentary.

There must be a qualitative survey each semester collected by a third party and analyzed. That third party is Outpost 422. We are your academic distress support and success center.

During the research collection process, I attempted to work with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater veterans resources coordinator. By March 2022, the topic of attrition had him angry.

By March 30, he pulled me in his office for an inappropriate conversation that went off the grid asking me personal questions and accusing me of staging complaints. Resilience, one of the literature review variables building success, led the charge.

The paper was finalized and turned in despite Madison College and UW Whitewater’s deliberate attempts to derail the project.

The variables of neglect and intimidation, discussed in the video featured below, shares the story of a person working for the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs that targeted me while attending school. He also conspired with his group to run my fellow Army brother Richard Harris off campus, who was our resource coordinator.

He was the president of the Veterans and Servicemembers Organization at the time. His group cultivated bullying in the veteran’s lounge. The lounge is a hostile learning environment.

The videos provide insight from the honors literature review. From 2017 to 2023, many of the barriers listed in the literature review surfaced, confirming there is a problem with universities and their handling of student veterans and service members on their campuses.

The key to becoming successful? Utilize office hours and get interpersonal with professors. They are just as scared as you. PTSD is the scarlet branding of the combat veteran. Professors are inept with handling our affairs. The honors literature review is their go to resource.

The paper seeks establishing a support group for VITAL veterans who transfer from the Madison VA Hospital.

The paper provides workshop information for effectively supporting student veterans and service members, which builds teams and leaders out of those who lack confidence through collaborative POW MIA profile investigative research.

The “I Will NOT Forget” campaign kicks off the advocacy for qualitative reporting of misconduct by parties who harass and intimidate veterans both in and out of the classroom.

The project was built between the COMM 242 Team Building and COMM 373 Leadership courses. The research seeks publication of the POW MIA issue in class projects as a means to stand up to our oppressors who forget them.

The Outpost 422 website is the future of third party mandatory affirmative action reporting. The term “VetQuity” represents the veteran and service member stake.

The road ahead seeks empowering those who serve in the classroom with POW MIA transparency and publication awareness. We must enforce our right to the freedom of academic expression no matter what.

By speaking up in multimedia, we possess the power to make change. Diversity, equity and inclusion includes the POW MIA, their families and all of us transition from the military.

We deserve equity for our service. Our buy in matters.

The path to success starts with resilience. The videos share the experience. Stay the course and never waiver. Nothing will change until we start speaking up. You can do so by filling out the contact form.

Let’s get you squared away with academic success. Your time to use your hard-earned benefits is now, but not without a community of support. The honors project is finished and now we get to work standing up to the oppressors who stall our projects and silence our voice.


The Outpost 422 registered trademark launches a new interactive podcast website called ‘Metal Cum Laude’

On Sunday May, 28, 2023, a brainstorm happened at the Rave during the Milwaukee Metal Fest event. A new approach to metal music is upon us honoring the achievements of those who attain academic success in the metal scene.

The show is called “Metal Cum Laude.” The goal for the show? Build a revitalization movement for those who want to broaden their horizon intellectually.

The show features the intellectual side of those who have a passion for post-secondary education and listen to metal. The name is trademarked as a new form of journalism called “interactive media.”

The podcast converges journalism and research writing with musicianship. The development of the brand offers tips and insights ranging from how to score an “A” to how to write a masterpiece ensemble.

Stay tuned here for more information. Keep checking back for updates.

All multimedia will be mixed and mastered through Autumn Landmine Productions.

Are you a veteran in crisis in the Oshkosh Community? Reach out here

Good afternoon-

Today, a phone call connected with the Winnebago County Crisis Center offering support to anyone who is seeking opportunities for community service or a battle buddy in times of distress.

Please fill out the contact form and let’s get you squared away. We will be pitching a proposal for a Saturday high noon police call in Menominee Park. All veterans, their families and support are welcome to participate.


FINAL PROJECT Intro to Creative Enterprise 166: Envision your creative future

Creative empowerment takes the warrior out of the battle ready mindset and leaves the war behind. Outpost 422 is transitioning into the next phase, which is a civilian readjustment writing support group sponsored by the Sacred Warrior Fellowship Inc.


Bradley J. Burt

Intro to Creative Enterprise 166 Tues./Thurs. 6:30-7:45 p.m.

Prof. Michael Betker


Envisioning a creative future

The road ahead requires building a portfolio website as a reflection of the road left behind. Despite setbacks and letdowns, titles, hardships and hangups, at least the bittersweet taste of having a $0 balance appear for the FAFSA loan exit interview. Free is free.

One can’t complain unless the cost of freedom comes at the price of losing face. I fondly recall my first meeting with my advisor. Now, all I see is her grimace when she speaks my name. I stand by my vow never to mistreat someone who served. I promise I will take my Warhawk experience and empower veterans who are lost, like I was, with the lessons of creative enterprise.

The future will magnify and echo the values of fealty to my Constitutional oath. I served and continue to serve as a multimedia journalist. The feeling is surreal knowing I never have to step foot on a jobsite or a sweaty paper mill unless I choose. Freedom is a state of higher consciousness.

The creative future I want seeks enlightenment and pursuit of creativity in connection with my fullest potential. I vow never to cower in the face of adversity. My higher self aligns with emotional intelligence and stays grounded in each moment. Living in the moment is my strength.

In each moment, I have a breath. I have life. Creativity will manifest if I focus on each task and dedicate my focus to manifesting awareness as my guide. Creativity is mindfulness and mindfulness is innateness. Through innateness, I find the value of staying empowered with my higher creative consciousness.

I will dedicate my focus and make creativity my focal point by letting the creative energy flow and use concepts like meditation and physical fitness in conjunction with journaling or doodling. Self-care is the priority.

In five years, I will travel the world seeking opportunities for creative collaboration. I plan on building creative empowerment workshops that connect those who are unable to see their true potential with the means for creative alignment. Eventually, as one ecstatic brainstorm and project development, the group will select a leader or leaders who will keep each other united.

As a leader of leaders, I will use lessons learned for opening new horizons and open minds who remain shut. As I feel the cold shoulder exiting Heide Hall, the moment passes like a newly lifted fog. Judgement has followed me each day spent learning in a space that did not welcome me. I will use the pain for building projects for channeling my grief. The burden is heavy.

My memories of Heide Hall are jaded, which are the illumination of my Jaded Patriot Press. The pain can be easily lifted when writing feature stories. The features lifted me out of the pit of despair when I began writing.

Over the next five years, I will perfect my writing craft and distribute my grief, like a spell casting shadows over my career. I did not walk away with support. Only anguish and doubt for those coming up behind me transferring from Madison College.

In 10 years, I hope the world changes its ways and sees the value of the nontraditional stake. Over the next 10 years, I will vow to keep working diligently despite the low appraisal of those who never walked a mile in my shoes, or combat boots. I will build a new term called, “VetQuity,” which will require creativity for civilian reintegration at the local Vet Center or Veterans Affairs Hospital. I am 10 times better off than when I started.

I will use creativity to keep me illuminated and will encourage all to assess their creativity with the Myers Briggs questionnaire. Free college is the art of gonzo journalism. The jaded stake is the price we pay for enduring backlash when using our benefits. Like Author Kurt Vonnegut says, “So it goes.”

I will never waste a minute recalling a dismal moment at Heide Hall. Madison College will bring me back into revitalization. For my future, I will not let adversity beat diversity. I will see the value of all who are bright enough to call themselves intellectuals and bring comedy into my creative routine for nurturing and healing. Time heals all wounds.

My time spent on the battlefield was more welcoming than Heide Hall. My tour of duty is over. But the journey to building future proteges has only just begun. I will send more like me through the system who will come out Summa Cum Laude like I did. Overcome Impossibility.