Passionate about all things leadership and developing the ultimate in high performance leaders–J. William “Bill” DeMarco serves as the Director Air University Innovation and Leadership Institute (interim), Chair and Dean of Education Leadership Department, and Professor of Leadership Studies Air Command and Staff College (ACSC) Maxwell AFB, Alabama. His Leadership and Command experiences include command at the squadron, group, and region level, as well as serving as ACSC’s 44th Commandant.
Bill is an adjunct professor with Auburn University in Leadership. He served as a National Security Affairs Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and is a fellow at The Judge Business School, Cambridge University, England, as well as a senior associate with GiANT Worldwide leadership consulting. He is a TEDx speaker and also contributes as a leadership consultant for the National WWII Museum’s Corporate Leadership Academy in New Orleans, LA, and is the founder and CEO of the Mastermind Century Group, LLC. Bill volunteers and serves on the 100th Bomb Group Foundation’s Board of Directors and as an Advisor for Gen-Pol a think-tank consultancy and social enterprise.
“Bill” is a retired USAF Colonel and a command pilot having qualified in five different weapons systems (C-23A, C-12F, C-141B, KC-10A, and the KC-135R), he holds three masters degrees and is a graduate of the USAF’s School of Advanced Air and Space Studies.
This is my personal blog, as such nothing posted here reflects anything more than my personal opinion. Long time pilot, innovator, strategist, artist, provocateur, writer, student, lover of Sundie Lark… 3 awesome boys…Luke, Harley, and Max.
The blog began on google docs where many of us shared articles from a myriad of sources from a very diverse base. The blog was started in an effort to share articles on leadership, strategy, spiritual matters and an occasional article on music…eventually sharing the documents on google and emailing became overwhelming.Pondering many things from Leadership, National Strategy, Visioneering, Networking, God, Family, Friends, politics, very much a Christian in process and maturing (I hope), mountain biking, education, Star Wars, Batman, aircraft, cars, policy, history, the decline of empire…good food, fitness, surfing, hiking, outdoors, rock climbing, kayaking, the 49ers, The Clash, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, smooth jazz, classical music… but where would one go to find such things?
Side note: Some have asked where the blog name Mastermind Century Group originated from. As an US Air Force Officer, I have been blessed to command three very different and very unique organizations: Two of which we took into combat… The 15th Air Mobility Operations Squadron (OEF, OIF, Tsunami Relief, Rita) where we quickly coined the moniker the “Masterminds.” The second command was with the 100th Operations Group (OEF, OOD/OUP/Libya): or the “Century Group,” which proudly traces its roots back to WWII and the “Greatest Generation.” The 100th Bomb Group or the “Bloody Hundredth” served with great distinction and the 100th Operations Group continues that proud heritage today.
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