(DoD/U.S. Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith)

Patrick Shanahan has a message for the next generation of naval officers: what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger.

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President Trump is nominating Patrick Shanahan to be the official Secretary of Defense, after months of his filling the role as the acting secretary.

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Col. John Atkinson, right, with Col. Todd Oneto. Photo: Cpl. Timothy Turner/U.S. Marine Corps

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A Virginia-based Marine colonel was fired Thursday -- becoming at least the second Marine commanding officer to be sacked this week -- over an investigation into personal misconduct, Military.com has learned.

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Army Maj. Gen. Linda Singh. Photo: Sgt. 1st Class John Soucy/U.S. Army

Army Maj. Gen. Linda Singh didn't want anyone at work to know she was pregnant.

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(Courtesy of Joe McFarland)

Every great manager or director has to start somewhere: Joe McFarland, executive vice president at Lowe's, began as a sales associate in the light bulb aisle of Home Depot. But before that, he spent six years in the Marine Corps as an aviation mechanic. When he left the military in August 1993, he knew that his technical skills were not relevant: "No one was looking for someone to fire a .50-cal out of a door. My technical skills weren't as important as my people skills."

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I am skeptical of a lot of the recommendations I read on leadership, which often strikes me as pyramids of buzzwords, but I liked this article by a former British submariner who went on to do a PhD in leadership.

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