Heal our Land

I tell folks in my public presentations that if they slept well last night, they are not paying attention.  We are a Nation at risk.  We are at risk from external threats (ISIS, Russia, Iran…) and internal threats (domestic terrorism, lack of respect for law...
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Never Forget, Always Remember

I love being an American.  I love our Nation and all it stands for.  I spent 35 years of my life protecting our freedoms and our way of life.   I am concerned about many things, however.  One is that we as a Nation have a short term memory.  Last week was the...
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Celebrate Diversity

I believe that there is strength in diversity.  We as a society should embrace diversity, and not shrink away from it.  Celebrating diversity provides for an environment where many different thoughts and ideas come into play.  When I visit with corporate and community...
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Getting the Old Idea Out

It has been said that the hardest thing about getting a new idea in, is getting the old idea out.   That is what is going on now in the US Army.  Two female Soldiers have successfully completed the most challenging course the Army has to offer – US Army Ranger...
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Dirty, Dull, and Dangerous Tasks

The Army sent me to MIT in 1985 to study robotics, and I have had a passion for that technology ever since.  Over the past 3 decades the technology continues to evolve at an amazing pace.  The question is whether or not we as a society are taking advantage of that...
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Demanding but not Demeaning

Individuals and organizations that want to excel must always do their very best.  Everyone within the team must perform to his or her maximum potential everyday.  This includes all aspects of our society: Family, churches, corporations, government, etc.   To get...
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