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Nov. 7, 2022

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

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

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 who all served together as staff platoon comma

While the panel had a lot of different interesting conversations, one of the things that stuck out to me was a conversation halfway through where we talked about setting the conditions for efficiency and discovering the friction points that lead to those inefficiencies.

One of the recent reviews left about the podcast stated that they were amazed at how much actual connection there was between what the company level officers thought should be happening and what the general officers also thought should be happening…

And I agree…leaving the question - what's happening between these two groups of leaders? 


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Relevant Resources & Other Mentioned Episodes:

  • Moments In Leadership Supercast: https://bit.ly/3C8g7Ua 
  • Listen to Ep 9 with Ron Boxall, VADM, US Navy: https://bit.ly/3ydZ1TW 
  • Listen to Ep 14: MajGen Dale Alford, USMC - Leadership in Combat at Every Rank He Has Ever Held https://bit.ly/3U5zjdq
  • Listen to Ep 15: LtGen Karsten S. Heckl, USMC - Addressing Force Design 2030, Death in Aviator/Combat Training, and Risk Assessment https://bit.ly/3ckkm5K
  • 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


What is Moments in Leadership?

Moments in Leadership is a podcast where you will hear firsthand about the careers of senior military leaders as they share their unique and individual experiences. Moments in Leadership will immerse you in real-life stories where you will learn about the challenging situations these accomplished leaders faced and discover the lessons they learned early in their careers that were the most influential in developing their overall leadership style. 


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.


Why Should You Support this Project? 

I realize all of the leaders who listen to the episodes are at different levels of life and my goal is to be able to have this project remain free and available to anyone who wants it and your donations help go towards that. Your donations go towards offsetting my costs of producing high quality episodes. Additionally, since this is a part-time hobby project for me, I’m forced to outsourcing a good deal of work to others to maintain a regular publishing schedule You donations help offset these costs as well. 


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Other Podcasts Interviews with David B. Armstrong

Scuttlebutt Podcast EP 38: https://apple.co/3py1Wly

Former Action Guys Podcast EP 161: https://apple.co/3d1GVN0

Former Action Guys Podcast EP 141 https://apple.co/3Ppz4GU

Former Action Guys Podcast EP 60 https://apple.co/3Pi128c

Former Action Guys Podcast EP 54 https://apple.co/3Pi128c


About the Host:

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.