Transition Tips

  Going through transition myself as well as working with other transitioning service members I have had an opportunity to see what works and doesn’t work and heard and experienced the frustration associated with leaving the military and finding civilian employment. The following are a list of tips I have developed over the years and […]

I’ll hire passion over passive any day!

On Friday night I met with Jeremy Langhans (@Jer425 and @bluelabeltalent) and Steve Levy (@LevyRecruits) in Seattle.  During the course of our discussions I made the comment that is now the title of this blog post.  They both shared it through Twitter so here are the thoughts behind the comment. In 1995 I was a captain in the […]

New U.S. Military Policy Opens Up Social Media to the Troops

The Article A new policy released today by the Pentagon has reversed multiple bans on social media websites and tools, effective immediately. This policy includes YouTube, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Google Apps and other social tools. Certain branches of the military, such as the U.S. Marines, ban the use of social media because they are a “proven haven for malicious actors and […]

Army Culinary Competition

Ice carvings, fancy china and picture perfect food.  It’s not a five star restaurant but rather the 34th annual U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition at Fort Lee in Virginia.  The story was picked up by the Washington Post and certainly presents a side of the Army most people don’t know about. Why can you learn […]

Planning and Problem Solving

In an attempt to help the agency better understand the Army today I provided a class on how the Army does the “Military Decision Making Process.”   I am looking at ways to adopt this as well as the targeting process I helped develop in 1997 at the artillery school.  Al Ries and Jack Trout’s book […]