HST079 Leading By Example with Brigadier General Don Bolduc

Summary:

After 32 years of active duty service to his country in which he received two awards for valor, five Bronze Star medals, two Purple Hearts, led ten deployments, and survived both a bomb blast, numerous fire fights, and a helicopter crash, General Donald C. Bolduc, former Commander, Special Operations Command Africa, hung up his fatigues to take on perhaps his most important and challenging mission of advocating for veterans and their families, the treatment and shedding the stigma of PTS, TBI, pain management, sleep disorders, and neurotoxicity both from within the US military as well as the general public. His second passion is teaching, coaching, and mentoring leadership from entry level to the senior executive level.

Read more about General Bolduc Here

In This Particular Episode You Will Learn:

  • General Bolduc’s background and military experience
  • Service member’s families identifying the need for mental health counseling
  • Taking care of self
  • Taking care of others
  • Leadership in reducing stigma
  • Common struggles leaving the military
  • Awareness of the impact of events on our mental and physical health

Links Mentioned in This Episode:

A General’s New Mission: Leading a Charge Against PTSD

A Genera’s Mission Against Mental Health Stigma Can’t Be Done Alone 

 

 

 

 

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Duane K. L. France is a combat veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as a mental health counselor practicing in the state of Colorado. Do you want to join the conversation regarding veteran mental health? Share, like, and comment. Read Duane's previous posts and follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn. Keep the conversation about #veteranmentalhealth going.