This is the second part from MAJ Terron Wharton (see his four part series on the overlooked mentors: Establishing Character, Growing Platoon Leader Competence, Developing a Commander’s Judgement and Tying It All Together). This blog presents us with final thoughts on the idea of becoming multilingual, or multifaceted, in order to better understand our profession. Becoming a Polyglot Learning and developing a keen understanding of Army languages is a […]

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Our blog this time around is from a familiar author, MAJ Terron Wharton, who wrote a four part series for us last summer on the overlooked mentors: Establishing Character, Growing Platoon Leader Competence, Developing a Commander’s Judgement and Tying It All Together. He’s also the author of a novel entitled High-Risk Soldier: Trauma and Triumph in the Global War on […]

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#ABookAMonth

Wow!  Half of 2017 is already behind us.  We hope your 2017 is going well.  If it’s not, let us know how we may be of assistance, especially in your professional development journey. Back in January we charged the masses on our Facebook page with stepping up their reading game in 2017.  We called it the […]

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This week’s guest post comes from MAJ John Williams, former Chemistry instructor at the United States Military Academy and current Army Acquisitions Officer.  He asked you to reflect and see how “infectious” your leadership is.  Start a conversation, spark a transformation! In late 2004 at my Officer Basic Course, one of the instructors, a senior […]

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Our guest post this week comes from the Pentagon and Major Kevin Lewis, aide to Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, USACE Commanding General and 54th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers.  He asks us to do a little reflection through imagery.  He proposes that there are four different types of groups in an organization, categorizing different types […]

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I’ve been to the Ranger Station at Mount Rainier National Park a half-dozen times. My first trip up Rainier was in 2014, just a few months after arriving at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The Ranger Station is the first stop for anyone going into the wilderness. Whether you’re filling-out permit paperwork or getting the latest glacier […]

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Diversity matters…  It’s what makes the melting pot that is the United States successful. Diverse backgrounds, histories, experiences, thoughts, opinions, talents, and traits, amongst a slew of other things, are what lead to success on teams and in organizations. Our military formations and organizations are snapshots of the beautifully blended American mosaic. Bringing everyone together in harmony isn’t as […]

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Leadership Defined

This week’s post comes from Air Force MSgt Brian Potvin, author of J.E.T. Fuel (Judgement, Experience, Training… check the link!!) and partner of MilitaryMentors. We encourage you to check out his site and his writing, as he’s been recognized by the Air Force for his leadership expertise by PACE (Profession of Arms Center of Excellence), who also […]

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This week’s blog is a guest post from CPT Bryan Fisher, an Army Engineer Officer.  He brings us a unique reflective look on the story of the original Mentor from Greek mythology, followed up with it’s relevance to our current thoughts on teaching, coaching and mentoring in the military. If you like what you see, let […]

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Last fall, the Association of the U.S. Army hosted its annual conference in Washington D.C. with a notable change. The organization is known for its gray-haired membership and for a conference where the only active duty speakers below the rank of Colonel are Sergeants Major. Breaking from tradition, the planning committee invited a panel of […]

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