In the second episode of Tenacity Rules, Denise speaks with Chas Sampson. Chas is an Iraq War veteran and founder of Seven Principles, a company that helps our heroes transition from military service and obtain assistance through the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs disability compensation and pension claims process. In part one, Chas shares his journey from the military to entrepreneurship, which conditions qualify for veteran benefits, and the seven Army values that inspired his company.
About Chas Sampson: Chas Sampson is an Iraq War veteran and the founder of several companies. Monikered after the seven Army values (Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage), Seven Principles empowers veterans transitioning out of the military by assisting with the VA claims process, appeal cases, entrepreneurship, and more.
Before founding Seven Principles, Chas served as a Decision Officer/VA Rater at the United States Department of Veteran Affairs. He then went on to serve at the Pentagon as an Employee and Labor Relations executive at the United States Department of Defense in Washington, D.C. This experience inspired him to advocate for his fellow veterans and prepare them to reenter society with maximized VA benefits and a career plan. As a decision officer, he had denied numerous applications due to minor mistakes that could have been avoided if the applicant had benefited from an expert’s guidance.
Chas served in the United States Army from 2006-2011. Following the Army, he received an Associate of Arts in Business/Managerial Economics from Pierce College of Fort Steilacoom, a Bachelor of Science in Business Psychology from Washington State University Pullman, and a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Human Resources from Argosy University Washington, D.C. After graduating, he worked with members of Congress to promote initiatives for Veterans for Smart Power. Finally, he currently serves as board chairman for the Partnership for Children of Cumberland County, a 502(c)(3) nonprofit that works to improve early childhood education, health, and family support.