Eulogy of a Leader

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  1. bruno

    bruno 5-Year Member Retired Staff Member

    Feb 2, 2008
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    Last week there was a flurry of posting about a Navy Captain relieved of command. It was apparent that the Captain in question violated some cardinal principals of good leadership and made me think of examples of leadership in action and the attributes of a leader. On Dec 23-2001- After 9/11, the New York Times printed a Eulogy of a Fire Captain killed in the collapse of the World Trade Center. Although not a military member- I think that this eulogy celebrates all of the attributes of real leadership- leadership by example, devotion to duty and devotion to his personnel at the risk of his own life. I believe that every prospective military officer- in fact all of us who aspire to or are in the position of leadership could learn a lot from the example of Captain Callahan as related by Captain Gormley.

    Last edited: Mar 20, 2010
  2. BeatNavy

    BeatNavy USMA Cadet 5-Year Member

    Feb 20, 2009
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    Wow, thank you for posting this Bruno. Very moving.

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