Overcoming Weakness: The Veteran Network

In the 1998 action film Ronin, Robert De Niro and Jean Reno star as a couple of former intelligence officers hired into a team to track down a mysterious package that’s wanted by both Irish terrorists and the Russians. At a couple of points throughout the film, as De Niro’s character Sam and Reno’s characterContinue reading “Overcoming Weakness: The Veteran Network”

The Standard Operating Procedure: a Green Beret Practice for Dads

Do you ever get the feeling that the thing you’re doing at that moment, you’ve done at least once before? Do you find yourself trying to remember how you did it, so you can do it again? This happens to me yearly now when I’m doing a seasonal task – packing for vacation in theContinue reading “The Standard Operating Procedure: a Green Beret Practice for Dads”

Rules to live by: a glimpse of the value of the NCO

Some months back I transcribed a xeroxed list of “rules to live by” handwritten by a famous Ranger Command Sergeant Major. It’s gotten some traction in military & veteran circles, and it’s a pretty honest look at some of the details that good frontline managers focus on in their jobs. It’s inspiring. The list canContinue reading “Rules to live by: a glimpse of the value of the NCO”