In Europe, Mixed Feelings About U.S. Troop Cuts

Defense News January 16, 2012 Pg. 1 By Marcus Weisgerber Governments across Europe have mixed feelings about the U.S. decision to withdraw two combat brigades from the continent, but the concerns seem particularly acute in countries that border Russia. “I don’t think that we have direct threats emanating from any of our neighbors, but the …

30 Secrets to Successful Leadership

Blogger note:  Was thinking 30 Principles was too many in the M100G Principles of Command, but heck if "LeadershipFreak" is using 30, who am I to judge? https://m100group.wordpress.com/2012/01/07/the-mastermind-century-group-principles-of-command-2/ Successful leaders exhibit these 30 qualities, behaviors, and skills. Item one is first because it’s most important. The rest are listed randomly. Borrowed from Dan: http://leadershipfreak.wordpress.com/2012/01/09/30-secrets-to-successful-leadership/ You’re ready to …

The Mastermind Century Group Principles of Command

The Principles below are more borrowed... or perhaps collected over the years--but they have served very well through a myriad of commandand staff tours.  Of course to even imply that this Airman has all of these down would be a gross overstatement and assumption. But, keeping these principles near and reviewing them often does help to …

ARCHIVE: Lost Childhood: Fear or Promise or…. on being Holden Caulfield

ARCHIVE: Lost Childhood: Fear or Promise or.... on being Holden Caulfield.  Now… I find myself the father of a teenager…   I am forced to confront my own childhood… have I  really lost it (my childhood, not my sanity)?  I know many that would say… Bill?  No way he is still a kid… some might …

Bob Dylan The Times They Are A-Changin’

Songs that cause me to think...deep...Come gather 'roundpeopleWherever you roamAnd admit that the watersAround you have grownAnd accept it that soonYou'll be drenched to the boneIf your time to youIs worth savin'Then you better start swimmin'Or you'll sink like a stoneFor the times they are a-changin'.Come writers and criticsWho prophesize with your penAnd keep your …

Band Budgets Facing The Music: The Marine Corps is getting rid of a few good bands

CQ Weekly December 22, 2011 Pg. 2637 Vantage Point Band Budgets Facing The Music By John M. Donnelly, CQ Staff The Marine Corps is getting rid of a few good bands. In an economy move, the Corps is deactivating a 50-member band at its logistics base in Albany, Ga., and a band of similar size …