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Cramped inside a U.S. Army tank with three of his teammates in Cold War Germany, a young Tony Harrison felt the thrill of driving 60 tons of steel across the frigid ground.
He and a friend had joined the Army together in the summer of 1987, hoping to contribute to their country's security while securing a future for themselves through the G.I. Bill. But little did Harrison know that the lessons in teamwork, organization, and personal discipline that he learned in the Army would provide valuable lessons for business administration.
In a team of four, collaboration was essential for success. Harrison quickly learned to get along with people very different from himself, communicate effectively, and appreciate the value of roles.
"I enjoyed the discipline that the Army taught me, along with the lifelong friendships," he says. "It helped me to be a more well-rounded individual that could bring structure and organization to a unit."
Over time, he rose to the advanced position of tank gunner, and was assigned additional inventory responsibilities. In his free time, Harrison loved traveling throughout Europe, exploring Paris and London, and watching bullfights in Spain.
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