Patrick Cooley – An Iraq War Veteran’s Family and His Service, Army Lieutenant Colonel, Power Apps Developer at Power Apps 911 (005)

Patrick Cooley

Patrick Cooley shares his path from being a young soccer player in Virginia to retiring from the U.S. Army as a Lieutenant Colonel.  He shares many family stories concerning military life and its effects on his family. Patrick talks about his wife’s personal struggle with her military career, her rape and the abortion that followed. His transition from the military is unique in that he was able to take two years off and spend it with his family. His first post military job is a funny story with many valuable lessons. Later he discovers a new passion for developing Power Apps for Power Apps 911, a mom and pop company with a global reach!

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Introducing Patrick Cooley

I started my career journey as an Army officer where I learned leadership in roles that took me on adventures from Asia to Europe to the Middle East. I learned many valuable life lessons in courage, humility, and teamwork as I broadened my knowledge of the world and those in it. Post-Army roles have helped me learn about manufacturing, economics, and care of infrastructure. I have continued learning as an app developer using Power Apps and Power Automate to modernize and streamline legacy systems. I enjoy the challenge of working collaboratively with a global team to come up with solutions harnessing the power of automation.

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Episode 005: Patrick Cooley – An Iraq War Veteran’s Family and His Service

Patrick Cooley Power Statements

  • Anybody who is an introvert, you can have success in your career in the military and beyond.
  • At a young age I decided I wanted to go to West Point and be an officer.
  • Our country has no shortage of brave men.If you can show care for any human being that is a difference maker.
  • If you can show care for any human being – that is a difference maker.
  • Anybody who has been married more than two weeks knows marriage is hard.
  • If you are entering into marriage to get everything you want, that’s not the right way to approach that.
  • I did not know my kids. They where small people who inhabited my house.
  • I found a passion.
  • Learn to live with less.
  • If you can recognize looking beyond yourself to help others, that is what we need.
  • Every soldier has a Sergeant.
  • Sometimes pressure situations create an environment where you find something your really love.
  • Experiment and find what you like.

Patrick Cooley’s Favorite Movie

None

Patrick Cooley’s Favorite Books

Personal Book:
Bible – ESV – Published by Crossway

Professional Book:
Same

Connect with Patrick Cooley

Personal Profiles:
None

Professional Profiles:
Linked In |
Email – cooleypnn@yahoo.com

Connect with SWS

The Scott Whittle Show Podcast Page – The complete list of the Scott Whittle Show podcast.

The Scott Whittle Show Podcast Facebook Page – The official Facebook page for the Scott Whittle Show.

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Andrew Santos – Honoring My Marine and Air Force Parents, Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors and Emotional Support Animals (002)

Jeanette James – Her 23-Year journey to emotional healing, Navy Dad, Vietnam Veteran Story, Licensed Professional Counselor (001)

Other Resources

988 – Veteran Suicide Prevention Hotline

Into the Light – By Nicole Cooley (his wife) – Her personal story about rape and abortion.

Microsoft Power App Books – Various books to assist you in learning Power Apps

Xbox Gaming – Microsoft gaming systems

Facebook Groups, Companies and Agencies mentioned in this episode:

Power Apps – Microsoft products books

Power Apps 911 – Pat’s employeer

James Madison University

Northern Arizona University

Persons Mentioned in this episode:

Anthony Cucolo – Retired U.S. Army Major General

Shane Young – YouTube Channel for all things Power Apps

Robert E. Lee – Civil War General

Robin Crowder

Gary Green

Author: Scott "SW" Whittle

Scott "SW" Whittle is a Gulf War era Veteran and former Texas Real Estate agent. He is the husband of Laura and father of Bethany. His professional bio can be seen on his LinkedIn profile. (www.linkedin.com/in/scottiewhittle