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 »

At Dawn, We Slept

By | December 7, 2020

[December 7, 2020]  December 7, 1941, at 7:53 a.m., Japanese warplanes attacked the U.S. Naval fleet at Pearl Harbor.1  Much has been written in America about the attack – the lessons learned from it and how a weaker yet innovative enemy can blindside a large and powerful nation. In a famous speech, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt declared the… Read More »

Community Leaders Save San Francisco JROTC

By | December 4, 2020

[December 4, 2020]  The U.S. has experienced an anti-military ideology since the 1960s.  This kind of thinking has become a key component of Progressive dogma.  In the city of San Francisco, this line of Progressive thinking is strong.  Recently, community leaders in San Francisco saved their JROTC program from school board members’ intent on removing the program. Those… Read More »