The lead generation program was instituted in 2005 to quickly fill the ranks during a time of multiple overseas combat obligations. And it was successful in bringing the National Guard back to its end strength.
As I mentioned previously it seems as if there are always some bizarre or hilarious developments in the world of sport while I am out of touch. A few days ago I reported on my experiences watching hockey in Russia. Now I want to revisit what many of you will consider old news.
When you enter the workforce, there is not one thing from the military that you disregard. You understand followership, you understand leadership, you understand getting the job done, whatever it takes. Now all you have to do is plug in the job. The leadership infrastructure has been built.
Most of us -- if we're lucky -- meet a handful of people in our lifetime who change the way we look at life, and the way we think about ourselves. Andrew Connolly is one of those people who changed my life.