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11/11/2014 06:03 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Military Community Shares Innovative Ideas That Are Changing Our World

Got Your 6 wants all Americans to see the military community like it does.

The nonprofit, which works to empower military members to become leaders in their own communities after serving, launched its Storytellers 2014 series this week on YouTube. The initiative features "some of our country’s best and brightest veterans" in business, politics, the arts and everything between explain their ideas to make positive change.

Watch six Storytellers share their thoughts below:

More Leadership to Silicon Valley

Don Faul: Head of Operations at Pinterest, served as an Infantry and Reconnaissance leader in the U.S. Marine Corps

I've Spent My Life Unf--king Problems

Becky Kanis Margiotta: Co-founder of the Billions Institute, commanded two Special Operations/Airborne companies in the U.S. Army

Can You See the Existential Threats?

Eli Williamson: Director of the Veterans Program at the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, former staff sergeant with the U.S. Army

The Things We Carry

Michaela Coplen: Essayist, poet and advocate, from a military family

A Blood Red Moon

Phil Klay: Author of the short story collection "Redeployment," Marine Corps veteran

Bridging the Civil-Military Divide

Emily Nunez Cavness: Co-founder of Sword & Plough, active duty U.S. Army Officer

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BEFORE YOU GO

  • WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 11:  Vietnam war veteran Joe "’Dragon"“ Lozano, retired U.S. Army, salutes during the playing of "’
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    WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 11: Vietnam war veteran Joe "’Dragon"“ Lozano, retired U.S. Army, salutes during the playing of "’Taps" at a Veterans Day ceremony at the World War Two Memorial November 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. Originally established as Armistice Day in 1919, the holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954 by President Dwight Eisenhower, and honors those who have served in the U.S. military. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 11:  Congressman Charles Rangel takes part in the annual Veterans Day Parade, aka 'America's Parade'
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    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 11: Congressman Charles Rangel takes part in the annual Veterans Day Parade, aka 'America's Parade' on November 11, 2014 in New York City. The parade, known to be our nation's largest event of it's kind, is themed 'Land of the Free/Home of the Brave', in honor of the 200th anniversary of the writing of the 'Star Spangled Banner.' (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
  • Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam shakes hands with military guests during practice at the NFL football team's training cam
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    Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam shakes hands with military guests during practice at the NFL football team's training camp Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in Berea, Ohio. As part of the Salute to Service campaign, military guests representing all five branches of the military were able to watch the Browns practice on Veteran's Day. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
  • U.S. veterans, who fought in foreign wars, salute during a U.S. Veteran's Day Ceremony at Yongsan Garrison, the main U.S. mil
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    U.S. veterans, who fought in foreign wars, salute during a U.S. Veteran's Day Ceremony at Yongsan Garrison, the main U.S. military headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
  • Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans raise the American flag during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Atlanta History Center, Tuesd
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    Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans raise the American flag during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Atlanta History Center, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Military service veterans march in the Pittsburgh Veterans Day parade on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Pittsburgh. The city move
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    Military service veterans march in the Pittsburgh Veterans Day parade on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Pittsburgh. The city moved their parade to Saturday ahead of the Nov. 11 holiday honoring veterans so more people could attend. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
  • A member of the honor guard waits for the arrival of visitors to the annual Veterans Day Observance Ceremony at Arlington Nat
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    A member of the honor guard waits for the arrival of visitors to the annual Veterans Day Observance Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • ARLINGTON, VA - NOVEMBER 11:  An officer from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, also called the Old Guard, adjusts his cover at
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    ARLINGTON, VA - NOVEMBER 11: An officer from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, also called the Old Guard, adjusts his cover at The Tomb of the Unknowns during Veterans Day observations at Arlington National Cemetery November 11, 2014 in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
  • ARLINGTON, VA - NOVEMBER 11:  A sentinel from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, also called the Old Guard, has his weapon inspe
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    ARLINGTON, VA - NOVEMBER 11: A sentinel from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, also called the Old Guard, has his weapon inspected during the changing of the guard at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during Veterans Day observations at Arlington National Cemetery November 11, 2014 in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
  • Arizona Air National Guard Lt. Col. Greg Grattop, 161st Air Refueling Wing, Phoenix Sky Harbor and Operation Enduring Freedom
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    Arizona Air National Guard Lt. Col. Greg Grattop, 161st Air Refueling Wing, Phoenix Sky Harbor and Operation Enduring Freedom veteran who has served in Afghanistan, exits a Starbucks with his free coffee, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 in Chandler, Ariz. Starbucks is giving away free coffee to military veterans on Veteran's Day. Lt. Col Grattop took advantage of the free coffee with is wife and son. (AP Photo/Matt York)
  • WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 11:  Members of the 'Old Guard' wait to present the colors at a Veterans Day ceremony at the World
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    WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 11: Members of the 'Old Guard' wait to present the colors at a Veterans Day ceremony at the World War Two Memorial November 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
  • Vice President Joe Biden lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at Arlington National Cemetery in
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    Vice President Joe Biden lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. in honor of Veterans Day. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
  • Sue Lippert, center left, and her 7-year-old granddaughter Ava Lippert, center right, hold signs thanking veterans as members
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    Sue Lippert, center left, and her 7-year-old granddaughter Ava Lippert, center right, hold signs thanking veterans as members of the U.S. Coast Guard march by in the Pittsburgh Veterans Day parade on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Pittsburgh. Lippert said Ava's mother is currently serving in the Air Force. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
  • A visitor to the National September 11 Memorial examines the names of veterans carved into the granite at the South Pool in w
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    A visitor to the National September 11 Memorial examines the names of veterans carved into the granite at the South Pool in which volunteers placed yellow roses, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in New York. The roses were part of a five-day Salute to Service honoring Veterans Day. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
  • Cliff Knechtel, 12, a Boy Scout from Edmonds, Wash., Troop 300, carries a bundle of flags after helping to place others on gr
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    Cliff Knechtel, 12, a Boy Scout from Edmonds, Wash., Troop 300, carries a bundle of flags after helping to place others on graves in the veterans' section of Evergreen-Washelli cemetery for Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
  • Maddie Nistl, 9, walks with her father, Dee Nistl, an Air Force veteran, past  flag-covered graves placed for Veterans Day in
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    Maddie Nistl, 9, walks with her father, Dee Nistl, an Air Force veteran, past flag-covered graves placed for Veterans Day in the veterans' section of Evergreen-Washelli cemetery, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in Seattle. Maddie has come to the cemetery every Veterans Day and Memorial Day since she was three years old to place roses on the graves of veterans. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
  • ARLINGTON, VA - NOVEMBER 11:  Veterans and visitors wait for Veterans Day observations to begin at The Tomb of the Unknowns a
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    ARLINGTON, VA - NOVEMBER 11: Veterans and visitors wait for Veterans Day observations to begin at The Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery November 11, 2014 in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
  • WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 11:  World War Two and Korean war veteran Frank Rigo (L), age 91 and a member of the Paralyzed Vete
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    WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 11: World War Two and Korean war veteran Frank Rigo (L), age 91 and a member of the Paralyzed Veterans of America, waits for the start of a Veterans Day ceremony at the World War Two Memorial November 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
  • U.S. veteran Casey E. Roberts from Carrollton, Ill., center, salutes in front of a Korean War monument during a U.S. Veteran'
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    U.S. veteran Casey E. Roberts from Carrollton, Ill., center, salutes in front of a Korean War monument during a U.S. Veteran's Day Ceremony at Yongsan Garrison, the main U.S. military headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
  • Anna Mansfield wears sneakers decorated like the American flag as she attends a Veterans Day ceremony at the Atlanta History
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    Anna Mansfield wears sneakers decorated like the American flag as she attends a Veterans Day ceremony at the Atlanta History Center, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • U.S. Army Georgia National Guard Staff Sgt. Tracy Smith, right, a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, embraces Korea
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    U.S. Army Georgia National Guard Staff Sgt. Tracy Smith, right, a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, embraces Korean War veteran Jim Conway, 84, as military service members are asked to sing along to the Armed Services Medley during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Atlanta History Center, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • A woman knees at a headstone after placing a U.S. flag and cross at Fort San Houston National Cemetery, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 201
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    A woman knees at a headstone after placing a U.S. flag and cross at Fort San Houston National Cemetery, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
  • Maria Becerra, center, holds a portrait of her father, a veteran of the Vietnam war, during a Veteran's Day ceremony at Fort
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    Maria Becerra, center, holds a portrait of her father, a veteran of the Vietnam war, during a Veteran's Day ceremony at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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