This episode is filled with great "Moments in Leadership" with everything from preparing to go to combat to actual performance in battle. We discuss the influential leaders and the impact of losing senior leadership to combat operations. This episode is e
1stSgt Shamus Flynn is currently the Inspector Instructor First Sergeant for Weapons Company 1st Bn 23rd Marines in Austin, Texas. Flynn is a prolific user of Social Media and has a considerable following on Instagram, where he shares not only his knowledge but the knowledge of others. What strikes me about him is that he is an early adopter of social media as a leadership tool, and he refuses to cede the space to others who wish to fill it with negativity and misinformation… something the enlisted side of the house, as a whole, is grasping much more quickly than the officers. 1stSgt Flynn understands that we have to meet the people we lead where they are, and right now, that's on social media.
This episode is filled with great "Moments in Leadership" with everything from preparing to go to combat to actual performance in battle. We discuss the influential leaders and the impact of losing senior leadership to combat operations. This episode is extremely valuable to all the leaders in the enabling MOS's because he shares what it takes to perform and what you can expect from combat operations as an enabler.
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Listen to Ep 13: SgtMaj Don Reynolds, USMC - Officer and Staff NCO Relationships: The Good, the Bad, the Right, and the Wrong https://bit.ly/39PZXoq
Listen to Ep 17: Major Tom Schueman, USMC - "No One Wants to Drink Tea With Me" - Leading in Combat, the Philosophy of Command, and New Book 'Always Faithful' https://bit.ly/3UqkjGd
Listen to Ep 16: LtGen David Furness, USMC - Navigating the Decline in Marine Discipline, Increasing Marine Corps Retention, the "Basic Daily Routine" and Post-Traumatic Winning https://bit.ly/3cibePj
Listen to Ep 18: Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Troy Black - How to Perform at Every Rank, Why Courage Can Be Seen More in Peacetime Than in Combat, and How Listening Is a Powerful Leadership Skill https://bit.ly/3t2zHxe
Listen to Ep 19: MajGen Dale Alford - Advice and Insights From a 37-Year-Long Career in the Marine Corps-A Follow-up to Ep 14 https://bit.ly/3U5zjdq
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Conceptualized by a group of friends who served together as young officers in the early to mid-1990s sitting around a firepit telling funny leadership stories, Moments in Leadership is designed to provide some relatable context to the formal leadership training leaders of all ranks and services receive throughout their military careers through the power of storytelling.
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David B. Armstrong, CFA, is President and Co-Founder of Monument Wealth Management, an independent wealth management firm he started in 2008 in Alexandria, Va. David received his B.A. from the University of South Carolina in Government & International Relations and his MBA at the University of South Carolina's Moore School of Business in International Finance. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant through the Navy ROTC program and served on Active Duty in the Marine Corps from 1990-1997 as an Artillery Officer and then received a secondary MOS as a Tank Officer. He re-entered the Selected Marine Corps Reserves in 2003 and served in several billets across the Artillery, Tank, and Light Armored Reconnaissance communities. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in late 2018.