Leading and Competing with a Walk On Mentality with Adam Casey

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Our guest in this episode of the Leadership Under Fire Optimizing Human Performance Podcast is Adam Casey. Born and raised in St. Louis, MIssouri, Adam attended the University of Missouri (aka Mizzou) where he was a walk-on for the Tigers football team from 2004 – 2008. After graduating with a Bachelor’s in Biology, Adam was commissioned as a naval officer in 2012 with the intentions of becoming a Navy SEAL Officer. In 2013, Adam laterally transferred to the Marine Corps where he served as a rifle Platoon Commander with 2nd Battalion, 6thMARINES. Soon after assuming command of his platoon, Adam was diagnosed with advanced Stage-IV non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and underwent a grueling 6-months of chemotherapy. Upon remission, Adam returned to school at the University of Colorado at Boulder to earn another undergraduate degree, this time in Computer Science. Now a full-time software engineer for Jane Technologies, Adam continues to find purpose in running a non-profit and hosting his own podcast.