Most Americans Unfit to Join the Military

By | March 19, 2018

[March 19, 2018]  It’s been said that American culture encourages us to be so self-centered that just about anything we do for ourselves is acceptable – overindulge no problem; disrespect others, they deserved it; don’t finish school, okay.  One thing we do know about American society is that three-quarters of us are also unfit to join the military.1,2… Read More »

Stupid is as Stupid Does …City of Baltimore

By | March 17, 2018

[March 17, 2018]  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Or, should I say “bah humbug”!  Why?  I’m back dear readers with some bad news.  This being only a few days after the release of the City of Baltimore’s latest crime statistics, we can again say unequivocally that the murder rate and violent crime is on the upswing in this once… Read More »

Question Your Assumptions

By | March 13, 2018

[March 13, 2018]  Like many “older” college students returning to school, there was a small group of us who were going back from the Army.  As enlisted members of the U.S. military, we had been selected to complete a college degree toward commissioning as officers.  But each of us had made crucial errors in our assumptions about the… Read More »

How to Show Respect to Subordinates

By | March 12, 2018

[March 12, 2018]  We’re all guilty of failing to show respect to our subordinates at one time or another.  Whether unknowingly or worse, purposefully, we have not shown the respect due others; that which is required of us as leaders.  Yet whether a subordinate deserves respect is irrelevant; showing it at all times is an unwritten requirement of… Read More »

Reading List (Update): On Belonging

By | March 10, 2018

[March 10, 2018]  For months, after each return to the U.S. from a year-long tour of combat in Iraq, I would talk with folks and explain to them that it was “weird” to be back home.  I would relay the similarities I had personally heard from other combat veterans from the War on Terror.  My explanation to them… Read More »