Category Archives: Leadership

Our Ignominious Retreat from Afghanistan

By | December 28, 2021

[December 28, 2021]  The image of U.S. Army Gen. Chris Donahue departing Afghanistan will forever connect his actions to America’s ignominious retreat from Afghanistan.  Major Gen. Donahue, commander of the 82nd Airborne Division, stepped aboard a C-17 transport and left Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul on August 30, 2021. History will not be kind to those in… Read More »

Protecting the Afghans Who Helped Us [updated]

By | December 24, 2021

[December 24, 2021]  America’s bumbling withdrawal from Afghanistan will forever remain a stain on our nation’s history.  There are, however, honorable people today who are doing the right thing by helping protect many Afghans who assisted and helped us.  The private organization Ark Salus is doing the work necessary to help those who helped us. A small group… Read More »

Principles of Military Leadership  (Part 2)

By | December 22, 2021

[December 22, 2021]  Leadership is hard.  Military leadership (that applies to leaders preparing for and being in combat) is tough.  There are several famous writers on leadership (e.g., Druker, Maxwell, Bennis) who provide insight into several principles of leadership. Yesterday, I wrote Part 1 and listed many of those principles.  These “principles” are commonly found by those writing… Read More »

Principles of Military Leadership  (Part 1)

By | December 21, 2021

[December 21, 2021]  Search the Internet or read just about any book on military leadership, and you will find a wide range of “principles” of military leadership.  Of course, that a good because most of what is written stays within the classic lines of leadership.  For example, good communications and knowing your weaknesses will top most lists. Today,… Read More »