David "Clay" Gabhart is a native of Louisville, Kentucky, and a fiercely loyal University of Louisville Cardinal fan. After a 21-year career in the United States Army, he embarked on his second career in the aerospace industry. He holds a B.S. in organizational management and an MBA. He currently resides in Texas. Clay is married with three children, and when not in the office, splits his time between boating, golfing, reading, and looking for his spectacles.
If you’ve served more than a few weeks in the Army, odds are you’ve heard the phrase “No more Task Force Smiths!” It refers to a combat operation meant to halt the North Korean advance in the opening days of the Korean War. The North Korean infantry quickly overtook the ill-prepared, outnumbered, and poorly equipped soldiers, resulting in more than 150 casualties. “No more Task Force Smiths” serves as a warning to never send unprepared service members into harm’s way.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.