Oath of Enlistment – It’s Your Oath!

You’ve taken the Oath of Enlistment to the Constitution, and perhaps administered it, too.

When’s the last time you read the U.S. Constitution or the Declaration of Independence, though? Hmmm? Your perspective on the meaning of those words changes over time. Revesit it now!

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Military Career Transition

Transitioning from the military can be very stressful. The work culture in a private sector company can be very different from the culture of the military. There may be a steep learning curve for military members as they transition from Active Duty. Author and U.S. Army veteran William Kieffer have focused his post-military career on helping veterans successfully make the transition and aiming this book at those in the military to share the perspective of an employer in the private sector. 

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War and Resistance in the Philippines, 1942-1944

A few days after departing the Philippines in 1942 to command the defense of Australia and prepare offensive forces against Japan, General MacArthur coined the now famous phrase, “I came through and I shall return.” This simple phrase gave the guerillas, with modest American in-country support, the confidence and hope that the United States would return in sufficient numbers to expel the Japanese in due time.  

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Leading Lessons – It’s Your Leadership

The leadership experience from the U.S. Navy prompted my Leading Lessons from multiple leaders, who missed one critical step as they tried passing on good leadership principles: first, know yourself, then know others. Leading Lessions – It’s Your Leadership highlights covers it.

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Lessons from the Navy

Lessons From the Navy is a well-written, professionally published work highlighting great thought topics and behaviors I highly encourage all aspiring leaders to grasp and implement, but onlyif ready. It is a good, easy read for someone who is ready to consume the content, but there is an especially important realization and understanding to grasp before spending time in this book.

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Military Ethics: What Everyone Needs to Know

Dr. Lucas’ broad discussion of the history of military ethics includes the philosophies that dominate the subject in the American context. Also discussed is the specific dilemma of application for current and future defense leadership. These make it an excellent starting point for any student new to the topic. Military Ethics: What Everyone Needs to Know is aptly named. It provides a wide gateway into a subject that is crucial for military members to understand both for their own application and exposure to topics for further study.

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