Sep 26, 2020
Places and Names: On War, Revolution and Returning
When tennis player Rafael Nadal won his twelfth French Open title in 2019, a reporter asked his coach, Uncle Toni Nadal, how the champion had maintained such a high level of...
Sep 19, 2020
Sailing True North: Ten Admirals and the Voyage of Character
Admiral James Stavridis could have written a book about leadership. He was educated at the U.S. Naval Academy, spending nearly 40 years leading sailors and troops all across...
Jun 6, 2020
Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead
That former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis – the so-called “Warrior Monk” – enjoys reading about Albert Einstein and his theory of relativity should come as...
May 30, 2020
A Shout in the Ruins
Kevin Powers was born and raised in Richmond. He enlisted in the Army National Guard when he was 17, eventually carrying a machine gun in northern Iraq during a yearlong tour of...
May 2, 2020
Privacy and Surveillance: In Our Other Lives
For the last two decades, American troops have counted on cameras and sensors mounted to UAVs, helicopters, airplanes and blimps to provide the kinds of streaming intelligence that...
Feb 4, 2020
Mattis and Stavridis on Military-to-Civilian Leadership
“How did George Washington pull together the revolutionary army? It was very boring. It was listen and learn. (The leader) is actually there to coach them and be with...
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