Moral Cowardice: Twitter Senior Executives

By | January 4, 2021

[January 4, 2021]  There is a wise saying that goes something like this, “Censorship reflects a lack of self-awareness in the agent.” Over the past several years, social media companies have been exercising censorship over speech with which they disagree.  Those who censor the ideas of others are themselves practitioners of moral cowardice. “When you tear out a… Read More »

Ethical Standards

By | January 3, 2021

[January 3, 2021]  In 1978, I was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army.  Part reward, part professional development, several sergeants from my unit toured the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY.  We were impressed.  Standards of ethical behavior were clear in their Cadet Honor Code. “A Cadet will not lie, cheat, steal,… Read More »

Moral Courage: Journalist Zhang Zhan

By | January 2, 2021

[January 2, 2021]  The grossly irresponsible behavior of the Chinese Communist government allowed the COVID-19 virus to spread throughout China and the world.  The spread of the virus occurred primarily as a result of the communist suppression of information.  Those who investigated this scandal were mistreated.  Chinese Journalist Zhang Zhan was recently sentenced to four years in prison… Read More »

Tips for College-Bound High Schoolers

By | December 29, 2020

[December 29, 2020]  Leaders in a position to provide tips to college-bound High Schoolers bear great responsibility.  Care must be taken to provide accurate information to anyone considering going to college.  I am frequently asked to give a few tips.  I listed them below.  What will be noticed immediately is how my tips differ from typical “tips for… Read More »

Promises for the New Year 2021

By | December 28, 2020

[December 28, 2020]  As we approach the New Year, I am reminded of my dad who used to say that the upcoming year is like a great movie waiting to be written.  This year 2021, there are promises that I have made.  Perhaps others should be making similar promises. I had a friend in the 1st Cavalry Division… Read More »

Douglas R. Satterfield

On Starting a Military Career

By | December 27, 2020

[December 27, 2020]  Wilson, a good friend since before the First Grade, called to help him answer a question.  His son asked him about starting a military career, and Wilson wanted some advice. What follows is a general outline of our discussion.  Many times, I had given advice on starting a military career to High School students but… Read More »