Former Enlisted Leaders to Speak at AUSA Webinar

Former Enlisted Leaders to Speak at AUSA Webinar

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A panel of former senior enlisted leaders, including retired Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston, will discuss their book, Breaching the Summit: Leadership From the U.S. Military’s Best, during an upcoming Association of the U.S. Army webinar. 

The Jan. 5 event, part of AUSA’s Thought Leaders series, will begin at 10 a.m. Eastern. The event is free, but registration is required here

Preston, who was the longest-serving sergeant major of the Army, serving more than seven years in the position from January 2004 to March 2011, is an AUSA senior fellow. He also is a former vice president of NCO and Soldier Programs at AUSA. 

During the webinar, he will be joined by Micheal Barrett, former sergeant major of the Marine Corps; Rick West, former master chief petty officer of the Navy; James Roy, former chief master sergeant of the Air Force; Denise Jelinek-Hall, former senior enlisted adviser to the National Guard Bureau; and Charles Bowen, former master chief petty officer of the Coast Guard. 

In their collaborative work, Breaching the Summit, the six former senior enlisted leaders share their personal stories, experiences and lessons learned through a lifetime of service. Each leader provides a personal account of their background and early years in the military, how mentors influenced and encouraged them throughout their careers, and what it took to become the highest enlisted member of their respective service.