Category Archives: Leadership

Leave Decisions to your Team

By | December 16, 2020

[December 16, 2020]  “Make only important decisions.”  So began my first mentoring sessions by one of the most respected sergeants in the U.S. Army.  I was a new, inexperienced Second Lieutenant; he was battle-tested, senior career NCO.  “Doing so will give your team the power to carry out your orders.” He was originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, and… Read More »

Hero: Chuck Yeager

By | December 12, 2020

[December 12, 2020]  It has been said that a hero is somebody who voluntarily walks into the unknown.  That, my friends, describes Chuck Yeager, flying combat ace, and test pilot – a real American hero. “You don’t concentrate on risks.  You concentrate on results.  No risk is too great to prevent the necessary job from getting done.” –… Read More »

It Was an Unfair Fight

By | December 10, 2020

[December 10, 2020]  Not all fights on the battlefield are with guns.  Yesterday, I spoke with a battle-buddy of mine from our first unit’s deployment in the Iraq War.  You know the conversation … old war stories, what happened to us, and how it made for something to tell the grandkids.  Scotty, at the time a U.S. Army… Read More »