Ben Summers

Ben Summers is a captain in the U.S. Army and currently a graduate student at Harvard Business School. He served in the 101st Airborne Division with the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade and deployed twice to Afghanistan. He was awarded the 2013 General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award and will return to West Point this summer to teach economics.

Recent articles from Ben Summers

FORT KNOX, Ky. – U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Maj. Blaine Huston, operations and plans noncommissioned officer, U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC), converses with Leader Development and Assessment Course cadets at the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear lane during his visit with Task Force Wolf Soldiers who are supporting Cadet Summer Training at Fort Knox, Ky., July 28. Huston spent the day at multiple training sites and discussed the importance of training, readiness and dedication. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shejal Pulivarti/released)
Leadership
Why Every Military Leadership Course Should Include A Lesson On Difficult Conversations
The armed forces should make an effort to develop better conversationalists and cultivate young leaders who are eager to learn and connect with their subordinates.
The Artillerymen of 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, conducted Air Assault training at Fort Campbell's 'Back 40' training ranges.
Community
Mission Command Is A Balancing Act Between Leadership And Management
The right balance of leadership and management depends on the context of the situation.