What The Latest Marine Aviation Mishap Says About Pilot Readiness
The budget squeeze brought about by the sequester plus the demands of continuing deployments have brought aircraft readiness to dangerously low levels.
Here’s The One Thing That Veterans Know More Than Anyone Else
No matter what uniform you wear, mission comes first.
‘Change For The Sake Of Change’ Seems To Be The Navy Secretary’s Motto
Secretary Mabus has offered dozens of solutions in search of problems during his tenure.
The ‘Up-Or-Out’ Promotion System Hurts The Military
A broken system leads to careerism and costs the military valuable people, knowledge, wisdom, and experience.
Americans Are To Blame For The Fractured State Of The Media
The way we consume news enables us to only follow outlets that reinforce our existing views, and that’s a big problem.
Why The Best War Movies Came Out Of The 1980s
As much as movies shape the culture, the culture shapes the movies.
All Military Service Deserves Equal Respect, Regardless Of MOS
It’s pointless to argue over who’s the toughest when there’s always someone a little more badass.
Safety Standdowns Aren’t Working
Military leaders do their best to implement safety standdowns. Former Marine Osprey pilot Carl Forsling asks: to what effect?
Here’s Why Leaders Should Avoid Calling Subordinates When They’re Off Duty
Military leaders need to de-escalate this information arms race.
What Happens When Pilots Aren’t Allowed To Fly
Carl Forsling, a former career Marine pilot, describes the cost of cutting stateside flight hours.
5 Things ‘The Walking Dead’ Teaches Us About Leadership
The zombie apocalypse can teach us a lot about what it means to lead.
Stop Dismissing Everything You Disagree With As ‘Politically Correct’
The term “politically correct” is now thrown around so often that for many people it is synonymous with “shit I don’t like.”
‘Game Of Thrones’ Is Full Of Lessons For The Military Community
The popular HBO series and book series, “Game of Thrones,” offers important lessons in military leadership.
Your Time In Service Shouldn’t Be Your Glory Years
You made a difference in uniform. Just don’t let that be the only difference you make.