One of the Greatest Weapons in the Miltary’s Arsenal was Useless Without the Head space and Timing Gauge. Veterans Can Be Rendered Inoperable if their Headspace and Timing is Not Set Correctly As Well.

Mental Health from a Combat Veteran Perspective

A Message From a Veteran to Veterans: You Have the Potential to Change the World

A Message From a Veteran to Veterans: You Have the Potential to Change the World

  Maybe you already know this. Maybe you’re already working towards making this happen. Then again, maybe you’re not. I had three sets of grandparents. What can I say, benefits of the modern blended family. All three of my grandmothers were sweet and loving, my grandfathers caring in their own unique and different ways. TwoRead more about A Message From a Veteran to Veterans: You Have the Potential to Change the World[…]

Two Types of Leadership, and How They Apply to Veteran Mental Health

Two Types of Leadership, and How They Apply to Veteran Mental Health

If there is one thing that veterans know, it’s leadership. Good leadership, bad leadership, toxic leadership, inspirational leadership. The concept of leadership is hardwired into the military’s hierarchical system, and is one of the core elements of success of America’s modern military. In my experience, those who haven’t served in the military have a misconceptionRead more about Two Types of Leadership, and How They Apply to Veteran Mental Health[…]

The Strength to Bear Evil: Lessons to a Veteran from Tolstoy

The Strength to Bear Evil: Lessons to a Veteran from Tolstoy

Of the things I enjoyed about my military deployments, one of the most unique was: free books. Wherever I was deployed to around the world, there was always a room, a tent, a building, in which books were donated to be sent overseas to the troops. Inevitably, I always returned from these overseas tours withRead more about The Strength to Bear Evil: Lessons to a Veteran from Tolstoy[…]

Never Underestimate the Power of the LGOP

Never Underestimate the Power of the LGOP

As I was listening to Jay Knight’s podcast, Veteranology, and the outstanding interview with Command Sergeant Major (Retired) Wayne Robinson, a phrase that succinctly describes the uniqueness of a veteran’s mindset popped into my mind: LGOP. CSM(R) Robinson was speaking about how veterans have experience with decentralized decision making: today’s veterans are trained to makeRead more about Never Underestimate the Power of the LGOP[…]