Well done Dave, keep it going, as a Naval officer, I would greatly appreciate you having some Senior Navy Officers on your podcast..we are having some challenges with our ship commanders….i would love to here perspectives from fleet Admirals!
Insightful, witty, thought provoking and relevant. It has had a profound impact on my approach to operational planning, leadership and teaching the Marines in my unit. Please continue getting incredible servant leaders and accomplished veterans, because it is having an indelible, positive impact on our Corps. (Recommend LtCol Scott Cuomo for the next one; maybe I’m biased because I was on his staff) Sir, you are doing the Lord’s work. Bravo Zulu. S/F Capt Ramirez, M.A.
Everyone interested in leadership, regardless of whether they’ve been in the military or not, should listen to this. I’ve listened to every episode. Dave Armstrong is a fantastic interviewer. He relies on his own vast experience to ask thoughtful and thought-provoking questions of successful military leaders, all of whom display their depth as human beings and genuine concern for those they’ve led. The best of military leadership have lessons for all aspects of life.
Phenomenal podcast for leaders of all grades. Articulate host with questions and personal experiences that draw truly insightful responses from guests. Some of the highest fidelity content out there. Excited to stay tuned and share with my Marines. Semper Fi!
This podcast is a remarkable guide and tool for leaders of any experience level. The vast experiences and stories shared from senior leaders with Mr. Armstrong are nothing short of incredible. This podcast allows young leaders of both military and civilian organizations to learn from the mistakes of successful people who have used those mistakes to better themselves and those around them. A must listen for anyone at any level of leadership.
Young Corporal here currently a PltSgt and i'm here to learn. I take notes while listening.
Dave has done such a great job in facilitating these podcasts. Very rarely does anyone get the opportunity to speak with and obtain the career insights of so many influential military leaders. As our nation and military continue to evolve, it is wonderful to hear the experiences of the Senior Enlisted and Senior Officers. You get the opportunity to hear their personal stories and how they became the leaders that they are today. Thank you Dave for creating this platform! Keep it going! S/F, Bo
Dave pulls in the Corps current and retired leaders and pulls some of the most invaluable knowledge for everyone to learn.
This podcast is truly amazing. So many different lessons learned and so many to be shared.
Dave does a great job pulling the threads on his guests’ leadership lessons. I wish I would have had access to something like this when I was a young leader. I’m not big on mandatory training, but this is pretty close to what I’d call “required listening” for aspiring leaders…officer and enlisted, young or old.
Priceless value gained from listening and learning from these senior military leaders. Great Q&A format, organized conversation point by point. Love the expansion of podcasts in the military community, easily accessible via phone while working out or commuting. Would recommend to all junior military leaders
This podcast does a great job of dissecting critical decision points in a lot of senior leaders careers. Great insights into lessons learned and what is expected of leaders at every level of command or influence.
This podcast is dense with top level tried and true leaders. The lessons are easily transferable between general organizational leadership and military leadership. From the perspective of an active duty Marine though, this podcast provides insight into what made those at the top of our organization and similar organizations so successful. Devoid of fluff talk, each episode is packed full of nuggets of wisdom packaged in the narrative of the lives and lessons lived by the guests and host alike. Even after only listening to a few episodes so far, I have already taken some of the lessons learned and applied them in the way I teach the Marine Corps leaders at it’s academy. Each podcast in itself can be used like a weekly book club amongst your own team to help foster critical thought and bountiful discussion. This is a must to subscribe.
Dave has done an outstanding job of finding guests who have led from the organizational level all the way down to the platoon and squad. The format is great, I personally enjoy the way he frames the questions and allows his guests to share their story free of interruptions. This has become my go to PodCast whenever I travel and I have learned a considerable amount from those he has profiled on this show!
Without a doubt one of the best podcast to listen to. I wish this was out here before I retired in 2019. I definitely use the advice given for my civilian career so I don’t make the same mistake twice, from a leadership perspective. Keep up the good work!
The wealth of experiences in leadership, both taught & caught, of Dave & his guests spans decades. He has zeroed in through this podcast to bring those experiences to all of us. I remember vividly as a Lance Corporal the kind of leader I wanted, and wanted to be. Dave is one of those leaders! I listen to this podcast and walk away with different thoughts, ideas and tools for my leadership toolbox after every episode. Dave & his guests share their experiences in a manner that can help all leaders, military & civilian of all levels, that can empower you as an effective leader. Unfortunately, I left Mike a couple years prior to Dave becoming the Battery Commander and did not have the opportunity to serve with him. Hindsight being 20/20, I wish I had re-enlisted after 12 years so I could have experienced his leadership personally as a Sergeant of Marines!
Greetings! Don’t let the subject matter, icon, or ranks turn you away; entrepreneurs and leaders from all walks of life (especially the civilian world) will undoubtedly finish each podcast with meaningful take aways. As far as I know, there is no other podcast out there that questions this caliber of leadership. Believe me, you will enjoy diving into the unconventional careers of top-tier guests in this easygoing format. Personally, I’m a young (25yo) business owner at the beginning of my career in the agricultural sector. I’ve leveraged lessons learned from these episodes in managing 2.5-acres of fruit tree production with my peers and this will only continue as we hire more staff. Moments in Leadership is one of my favorite podcasts to hear during commutes to and from the nursery. The articulate perspectives and consistent question sets help one see business/entrepreneurship in a multitude of new ways while also making for an easy listen. I love the new intro used in episode 11 as well! Keep up the solid work!
I listen to a lot of podcasts on a diverse group of subjects, and the Moments in Leadership podcast is one of my favorites. The guests are all extremely accomplished and fascinating in their own right, but David has an interviewing style that gets them to open up further and share illuminating anecdotes from their careers that other interviewers may not have been able to access. And while the podcast focuses on military leaders, there is a lot to be learned from these leaders for those of us in the private sector. Highly recommend giving this a listen!
Each time I listen to an episode I walk away with another tool that would have been beneficial as a junior leader and avoided lessons learned the hard way. Great to be able to take lessons from proven leaders and apply them to be a more effective leader. A must listen for anyone in a leadership position, especially junior leaders.
I’m a prior enlisted soldier going through ROTC and have been listening to a lot of leadership podcasts recently. I found this podcast and was hooked in the first episode. It honestly has done a lot for my confidence as a leader. The podcast interviews senior officers and does a great job of humanizing them. It’s easy to see generals as almost legendary figures but this really makes them feel like normal people. If normal people can do it, maybe I can do it too. I look forward to many more episodes.
Love hearing these long form interviews, some with Marine leaders that I recall (‘86-‘97). Keep it up!
I served with him in Somalia and 30 years later I still haven’t met a better leader of men. I can go on and on for days about him and his style. I’d still go to battle with him!!!
As a Marine the most important lessons you can learn not “the hard way” are from sitting around and listening to those senior to you tell stories. This podcast is as close as you can get to those experiences without enlisting yourself.
Anyone who interviews Boomer Milstead is off to a really good start. Looking forward to seeing how this progresses.
As a listener from the corporate world, without military knowledge, I’ve immensely enjoyed the Moments in Leadership podcast and have gathered many incentives from each episode. Hearing the genuine passion, knowledge, and dedication from each guest sharing their experiences is admirable and significantly inspiring. I love the standout of Moments in Leadership in the way that its host and guests are bringing history together whilst supplying leadership counsel in a fun, informal way. I excitingly await future episodes and definitely recommend the podcast to others (with or without military experience).
Great knowledge from great leaders and a great host. Take in the leadership experiences provided by these successful Marines and apply them to both your professional life and personal life.