Category Archives: Leadership

Are We a Flabby, Cowardly, Cynical, Leftist Lot?

By | October 2, 2021

[October 2, 2021]  A Gallup poll in October 1940 found American youth as “a flabby, pacifist, yellow, cynical, discouraged, and leftist lot.”  On the precipice of war, the United States was wholly unprepared militarily or socially.  We were, indeed, a cowardly, leftist lot.  Today, we are no different. We honor and respect the Greatest Generation; those who served… Read More »

In Pursuit of Excellence

By | September 28, 2021

[September 28, 2021] In January 1999, U.S. Navy Captain L. David Marquet took command of the nuclear submarine USS Santa Fe (SSN-763).  At the time, the sub was known throughout the Navy as its worst-performing vessel and yet had been listed for deployment later that year.  The story of Captain Marquet’s success was, at its core, turning followers… Read More »

Stabbed in the Back

By | September 27, 2021

[September 27, 2021]  Joe Biden condemned border agents stopping Haitian migrants from illegally entering the United States near Del Rio, Texas.  What were the agents doing that deserves such harsh criticism from the country’s most senior law enforcement person?  The answer, they were enforcing the law and followed existing legal methods and procedures. And, for that, they were… Read More »

Veteran Service Dogs

By | September 26, 2021

[September 26, 2021]  Americans love their pets.  Some pets are more than just creatures to be loved but also help us by providing necessary care.  Veteran service and guide dogs are those trained to assist Veterans in their everyday life.  They are companions and helpers, and many of us would not function without these dogs. Just this past… Read More »

My Newest Book Now Available

By | September 25, 2021

[September 25, 2021]  Three months ago, I began writing a short narrative about my time on the battlefield of Iraq.  The book is now available in Kindle or Paperback.  I kept the price low and the writing is not technical.  I did this to encourage anyone who wants to know what happened early in the Iraq War to… Read More »