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The Myths and Facts of Military Leaders

When you think of a military leader, what comes to mind? There are several stereotypes and myths regarding military leaders that are common among those who don’t have a connection to military personnel and culture. This course identifies four of the most popular myths about military leaders and how they don’t align with the reality of working alongside Veterans and Service members. Tom Criger, Veteran and COO of PsychArmor, also covers how the training, that military personnel have received, has endowed them with a set of skills and responsibilities that make them an asset in the workplace.

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    Milly Rivera March 16, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    Good Presentation

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    John Raymond Hall III March 23, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    John R. Hall III
    I still remember the traits of leadership taught to me in 1963 in my ROTC class by Captain David Hunter. They helped me not only in Vietnam, but in the rest of my life: Dependability, integrity, courage, knowledge, loyalty, endurance, tact, judgement, understanding, decisiveness, justice, initiative, bearing, enthusiasm and endurance. My military experience has been foundational in my successful professional career.

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    Vince Pfeiffer April 2, 2018 at 6:28 am

    As a veteran, and as a care giver to a veteran, I couldn’t agree more with this assessment.
    Even after being out of the military for more than 40 yrs, those leadership skills remain with me and have served me well in my civilian career.
    In the service industry, one must be able to make decisions with marginal facts or information, and effect a viable solution to problems.
    Military personnel and veterans are taught how to be self reliant in non static situations where when outcomes are affected by changing situations. Rigidity of method or thinking will not provide viable solutions to problems. They are taught how to improvise, overcome, and to adapt with fluidity. That is the mark of leadership. Knowing what to do and when to do it is key in any sucessful endeavor.

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    ALEX CHRISTIAN LIEB May 11, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    just starting to watch these modules and they are all very clear and concise.

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    John M. Ferrantino July 5, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Great summary. Very well presented.

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    jmar1024 July 6, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    Learned skills to have a successful career.

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    Aston Talbot July 15, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    This was a very good video. Well spoken and to the point. It can be hard for vets to relate their service to the outside world and so often we find we have many, if not more skills and experiences that are relatable to civilian life but it is difficult to find the words.

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    KEVO February 25, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    Very good video.

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    melsue June 25, 2019 at 10:05 am

    Very beneficial. Great to learn about the myths and how they were dispelled through this course.

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