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Officer Training – Urgent vs Important w/ Colonel Mark Blum

Every week the officers in our command get together and spend 20 minutes on personal and professional development training. It is a time of discussion where we view a short video or read a short article and then discuss how we can use that information to make ourselves better, our command better, and our Navy better.

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The Building Blocks Of True Knowledge

Every week the officers in our command get together and spend 20 minutes on personal and professional development training. It is a time of discussion where we view a short video or read a short article and then discuss how we can use that information to make ourselves better, our command better, and our Navy better; in that order.

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Hardened To Hickory: The Missing Chapter In Andrew Jackson Life

Unpublished documents reveal an Andrew Jackson who committed mutiny and shed tears as he thought his mistakes would lead to the deaths of teenage soldiers under his command. Indians saved him. The backwoods Jackson, who had never commanded a battle, presumed to take on the mantle of General George Washington.

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A Hero Is An Everyday, Ordinary Person Who Has Done Something Extraordinary

General Ann Dunwoody’s memoir “A Higher Standard: Leadership Strategies from America’s First Female Four-Star General” is so much more than just a re-cap of a remarkable career. While Dunwoody’s four decades in the U.S. Army would have made for a fascinating read in its own right, it’s the advice she gives that makes this book a must-read.

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How One Man’s Most Difficult Point In Their Career Was Also Their Most Rewarding

Jason Q. Bohm began his service to our nation as a Marine at the start of this tumultuous era. He takes the reader on a journey from the turbulent times at the end of the Cold War through the current fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Bohm provides candid and useful historical background as, through a series of personal vignettes and rich operational experience, he describes how Marines translated strategic and operational objectives into tactical actions. In this unique way, he not only tells his story but that of the Marine Corps, and provides an invaluable look at the challenging times confronting Marines.

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