Category Archives: Leadership

You Can’t Buy Valor

By | April 8, 2021

[April 8, 2021]  Valor is a word we do not often hear.  Valor is showing great courage in the face of extreme danger, especially in battle.  Often, I’ve written about heroes who show courage and bravery confronting many challenges that life throws our way.  ‘Valor’ means voluntarily facing mortal danger to protect others. “You shall, I question not,… Read More »

Legalize Comedy

By | April 7, 2021

[April 7, 2021]  On occasion, I will hit on a topic that grabs my attention.  Comedy is one of them, and while I’m no connoisseur of funniness (a personal failure), I do recognize its benefits.  JP Sears is one of the new comedians whose careers took off in the coronavirus era of shutdowns and government-sponsored heavy handiness.  He… Read More »

The Lost Battalion (WWI)

By | March 31, 2021

[March 31, 2021]  War brings the unpredictable.  There are men who, we would least expect, do impossible things.  This was the case of the ‘lost battalion’ of the 77th Infantry Division during World War I.  The Lost Battalion is the name given to nine companies of the 77th isolated by German forces in late 1918. The allied Meuse-Argonne… Read More »

Military Don’t Tread on Me Patch

By | March 28, 2021

[March 28, 2021]  You just gotta love the U.S. military.  Once again, the Navy is considering banning their First Navy Jack patch.  “Disappointing” is what one Navy petty officer said to me over coffee.  I believe this sentiment is common when Navy personnel see their senior leaders as overly concerned about the patch with the motto Don’t Tread… Read More »