Losing Soldiers- Niger Deaths Handled Correctly?

Losing Soldiers- Niger Deaths Handled Correctly?

I lost my first two Soldiers in combat on April 11th, 2004. It was Easter Sunday and I remember it like it was yesterday. My men, Air Cavalrymen, were responding to support a convoy that came under attack heading from Baghdad International Airport out to Fallujah, Iraq. They saved many lives on the ground and in the process were shot down by an enemy surface-to-air missile. After the initial crisis management steps, downed aircraft battle drill and pain, I wrote these four steps on my board to remind me to do what’s right: – Take Care of the Living Family Read More

White House Chief of Staff

White House Chief of Staff

What Will Make General John Kelly a Great White House Chief of Staff? When General John Kelly was military chief of staff to the Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, I was the 1-star military chief of staff to the Deputy Secretary of Defense. John and I would start every work day together with the principals and a few other personal staff members. We looked at operations and intelligence. We looked at legislative issues. We looked at the critical news driving the day. We synchronized ourselves and the department for that day and the upcoming days and weeks. John knows how Read More

LTC2 Global Consulting | Startup spotlight

LTC2 Global Consulting | Startup spotlight

What’s the big idea: LTC2 Global Consulting is a minority and service disabled veteran owned company. It is built around three major areas of expertise: global/national defense; corporate leadership/organizational change; and aerospace (defense and commercial). The company provides three key services in those areas of expertise: Consulting; publishing; and speaking. New to the Virginia Beach area, I think the company can be of service to the Reinvent Hampton Roads initiative. Do you remember the moment you decided to start your business/What was that like? I decided to start the company after retiring with 30 years of service in the Army. Read More