What makes a good leader?
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The Duke of Wellington is quoted as saying: “The Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton.” As
On Jan. 1, after 32 years of service, I officially left the active-duty ranks of the U.S. Army.
A Leader Solarium organized by the Association of the U.S. Army concluded Oct. 11 with the opportunity for about 160 mid-grade NCOs and officers to pitch ideas to senior Army leaders about solving some of the service’s big challenges.
Army Secretary Christine Wormuth, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Randy George and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Weimer listened to ideas on fixing a troubled soldier pay system, expanding cold-weather training and straightening out a complicated batch of unit rosters that don’t always agree on how many soldiers are in a unit.
People and technology are both critical to the Army of the future, but the latter can never replace the former, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Weimer told a group of mid-grade officers and NCOs.
“I do believe, and I always will, that people are our competitive advantage against all our adversaries,” Weimer said. As the force becomes more tech-driven, his concern is that soldiers will “compromise on the basics.”
Speaking to more than 160 mid-grade NCOs and officers, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Randy George called on the young leaders to help him solve some of the biggest challenges facing the force today.
The specially selected group of soldiers gets this unique opportunity through a Leader Solarium hosted by George at the Association of the U.S. Army’s 2023 Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C.
I dealt with barracks management for 30 of my 32 years of service.
As a young captain in 1990, I was excited to be asked to give a presentation at the annual Association of the U