Fred P. Stone is a retired United States Air Force Colonel. He is currently a clinical associate professor at the University of Southern California where he teaches graduate social work students how to help military members, veterans and their families. He holds a Doctorate of Social Work and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Utah as well as masters in Military Operational Art and Science and Strategic Studies from Air University. Dr. Stone has published and lectured extensively on a wide variety of subjects including air drop techniques, patient safety, healthcare communication, leadership, stress management, and health service support lessons learned from Operation Iraqi Freedom.
If Hollywood wanted to script a movie about the current leadership of the U.S. military, the titles could range from “Men Behaving Badly” to “How I Committed Some Crimes and Still Got Promoted.” The first might end up in the adult section and the second as a training film, but both would tell the story of the sad ethical state of military leadership in the United States.
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.