Hero: General “Chesty” Puller, USMC

By | November 17, 2014

[November 17, 2014] Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller, United States Marine Corps, was one of the most decorated members in the U.S. military. Both his leadership and exceptional bravery stand without question, having been awarded five Navy Crosses – only two people hold that distinction. He saw combat in Haiti, World War II (Pacific Theater), and Korea. If there… Read More »

Core Values: The American Red Cross

By | November 16, 2014

[November 16, 2014] Most of us have never had the fortune to come into contact with people in the American Red Cross. Those who do, are likely to have experienced some critical emergency or disaster in their lives. The American Red Cross was an easy choice to show it as an example of an organization with core values… Read More »

Douglas R. Satterfield

Characteristic# 78: Calm Acceptance of the Real World

By | November 15, 2014

[November 15, 2014] Attending the U.S. Army Infantry School as second lieutenants, we were introduced to the M113 Armored Personnel Carrier. Despite its introduction into Vietnam 20 years earlier with tactical success, it was still plagued with a few problems – notably a weak engine, difficult maintenance, and limited weapon systems. Many of us complained about the weaknesses… Read More »

Do We Need the U.S. Army?

By | November 14, 2014

[November 14, 2014] Simple philosophical questions that go to the heart of societal needs are often difficult to answer. Difficult to answer, not because we cannot intuit the answer, but because we struggle to explain it in plain and simple terms. Do we need the U.S. Army? I believe the reason the United States needs its Army is… Read More »

Leader Wall of Failure and Success

By | November 12, 2014

[November 12, 2014] People say stupid things and that is to be expected. Who hasn’t said something they regret? When leaders say things that are “stupid”; morally wrong, disrespectful, or intellectually irrelevant, they need to immediately make things right. Today, I’m only showing some of the more failures since they stand out so much. Some are entertaining, some… Read More »

Happy Veterans Day … We Remember!

By | November 11, 2014

[November 11, 2014] Our U.S. military veterans have struggled over many obstacles yet they have been vigorous champions of America and successfully established their place in our history. In particular our Vietnam veterans were treated with profound disrespect upon their return from that war. Fortunately our citizens now hold the United States military and its veterans in the… Read More »

Reading List (Update)

By | November 10, 2014

[November 10, 2014] At the recommendation of one of the U.S. Army’s most talented colonels, and trusted friend, I just finished reading a book that was hard to put down. I’ll summarize it below, but what surprised me the most is that I’d never heard of the book. Now don’t get me wrong, I haven’t read nearly as… Read More »

End of the Cold War?

By | November 9, 2014

[November 09, 2014] The significance of the Cold War and the fall of the Berlin Wall as symbolic of its end, is overlooked by most Westerners. Today is recognized as the 25th Anniversary of what is called “the fall of the Berlin Wall” and the beginning of the end of the Cold War. Actually today’s the day East… Read More »