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Feb. 3, 2023

LtCol Michael Perrottet, USMC – How Leaders Can Implement the Acronym…

LtCol Michael Perrottet is currently the Commanding Officer of HMLA 267 out of Camp Pendleton, California.

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Dec. 5, 2022

1stSgt Shamus Flynn, USMC – From Motor T Mechanic to MARSOC – What Em…

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 …

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Nov. 7, 2022

The Hotwash – A Leadership Panel of Six Discuss their Opinions of the…

This is the inaugural launch of The Hotwash. The idea of this is to ask a panel of young leaders to discuss some of the previous episodes of Moments in Leadership and joining me on this panel are six officers …

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Oct. 10, 2022

Admiral James A. Winnefeld Jr: Top Gun, Gender Equality, & The Best P…

Admiral James A. Winnefeld Jr. is a retired US Navy admiral who serves as the chair of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board. While on active duty, Winnefeld served as the ninth vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Listen …

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Sept. 12, 2022

MajGen Dale Alford: "I Was a Student in AWS, Got Pulled Out, and Sent…

With only a few hours remaining before he packs up his home and heads off to retire, Major General Dale Alford takes an hour to provide a few final thoughts on his career in the Marine Corps and to emphasize …

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Aug. 22, 2022

How to Perform at Every Rank, Why Courage Can Be Seen More in Peaceti…

An insightful and empowering discussion with the Senior Enlisted Leader of the United States Marine Corps, Sergeant Major Troy Black.

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Aug. 8, 2022

"No One Wants to Drink Tea With Me" - Leading a Platoon in Combat, Ph…

This is a great episode with Major Tom Schueman, author of the new book Always Faithful coming out Aug 8th 2022. Major Schueman is one of the last decade's most experienced company-level combat leaders and is also the force behind …

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July 15, 2022

Navigating the Decline in Marine Discipline, Increasing Marine Corps …

In this episode of Moments in Leadership, I’m joined by Lieutenant General David Furness, who currently serves as the Deputy Commandant for Plans, Policy and Operations for the United States Marine Corps. “Leadership is the most important element in ge

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June 27, 2022

Addressing Force Design 2030, Death in Aviator/Combat Training, and R…

In this episode of Moments in Leadership, I’m joined by Lieutenant General Karsten S. “Hazel” Heckl, who currently serves as the Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, and the Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration.

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May 17, 2022

Moments in Leadership - Major General Dale Alford, USMC

In this episode, we’re taking an in-depth look at MajGen Alford’s moments in leadership through his vignettes and stories which should give listeners some great insight into a leader who has lead in combat at every rank he has ever …

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March 14, 2022

Moments in Leadership - SgtMaj Don Reynolds, USMC

Today my guest is Sergeant Major Donald Reynolds, former 0331 Machine Gunner, 0369 Infantry Unit Leader, and 8999 SgtMaj. He's known to many on Instagram as @norseman_9 where he posts some of the best and most encouraging insights on both …

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Feb. 28, 2022

Moments in Leadership - SEAC Ramón Colón-López, USAF PJ

As the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman (SEAC) of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS), General Mark Milley, SEAC Ramón Colón-López discusses his Moments in Leadership over a career that started in 1990 as a Transportation Specialist until 1994 …

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Feb. 18, 2022

Moments in Leadership - David G. Bellon, LtGen, USMC

Lieutenant General Bellon was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 1989. Bellon began service as an Infantry Officer with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. He then served as a Judge Advocate with 1st Force Service Support Group. In 1997, he …

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Oct. 24, 2021

Moments in Leadership - Andrew Milburn, Colonel, USMC (ret)

Andy is a Marine infantry and special operations officer and has commanded in combat at every grade. As the commanding officer of the Marine Corps’ special operations regiment, he was selected to lead a multinational task force given the mission …

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Oct. 11, 2021

Moments in Leadership - Ron Boxall, VADM, US Navy

Vice Admiral Boxall was commissioned in 1984 and went on to become a surface warfare officer whose time in the navy included the commander of carrier strike Group 3 aboard the USS John C Stennis. He had command of the …

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Aug. 9, 2021

Moments in Leadership - Mark Brilakis, LtGen, USMC(ret)

Over his career LtGen Brilakis served in a wide range of assignments including artillery tours in 10th Marines, and several other leadership roles and command such as CG 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Deputy CG of III MEF and Commanding General …

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May 30, 2021

Moments in Leadership - Craig Nixon, BGEN, USA

Retired US Army Brigadier General Craig Nixon discusses the leadership lessons he learned over a 29-year career through combat deployments during Operation Just Cause in December of 1989 where he participated in the airborne invasion of Panama as a Ranger

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April 2, 2021

Moments in Leadership - Bob 'Boomer' Milstead, LtGen, USMC Part Two

In Part Two of a two-part interview, Retired Marine Corps Lieutenant General Bob 'Boomer' Milstead discusses concepts such as in baseball, a .400 hitter is considered for Cooperstown, while a 60% loser will be fired everywhere else. He discusses his …

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March 27, 2021

Moments in Leadership - Bob 'Boomer' Milstead, LtGen, USMC Part One

In Part One of a two-part interview, Retired Marine Corps Lieutenant General Bob 'Boomer' Milstead discusses the leadership lessons he learned over a full career as a Cobra Pilot, ANGLICO Marine, Squadron, and as an Air Group Commander. LtGen Milstead …

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March 6, 2021

Moments in Leadership - Mel Spiese, MajGen, USMC PART TWO

In PART TWO, Major General Mel Spiese discusses the leadership lessons he learned as a Platoon Commander at OCS, his time as Commanding Officer of 2nd Force Recon, and as "Coyote 6" in 29 Palms. MajGen Spiese discusses the most …

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March 2, 2021

Moments in Leadership - Mel Spiese, MajGen, USMC, Part One

In Part One of a two-part interview, Retired Marine Corps Major General Mel Spiese discusses the leadership lessons he learned over a full career as an Infantry Officer. MajGEn Spiese strings together lessons from several different commands and experience

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Feb. 2, 2021

Moments in Leadership - Matt Cooper, Col, USMC

Retired Marine Corps Colonel, Matt Cooper, discusses the leadership lessons he learned over an almost 30-year career as an Artillery Officer. Matt strings together lessons from several different commands and combat deployments and discusses the day he was

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Jan. 3, 2021

Moments in Leadership - An Intro with David B. Armstrong

Introducing Moments in Leadership, an initial overview of the podcast and background on host David B. Armstrong

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