Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Author Addresses United States Marine Corps
Retired Gunnery Sgt. Nicholas A Popaditch, author of Once a Marine (Savas Beatie, October 1, 2008), spoke recently to the Marines and sailors of 1st Tank Battalion in the battalion’s classroom at Twentynine Palms, California (filmed for C-SPAN BOOK TV).
Read an article about his talk, Retired Tank Commander Popaditch Gives Motivating Leadership Talk. Popaditch, a Silver Star recipient for actions displayed during a battle for Fallujah, Iraq in April 2004 while attached to 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, spoke about such Marine Corps values as honor, courage, and commitment, as well as training and leadership.
When talking about these topics, Popadtich turned to personal experience and advice that had been handed down to him over the years by senior Marines.
Popaditch is increasingly being asked to deliver his address to businesses--an NCO's drill instructor's camp (Gunny was a former drill instructor also) for mid-level management. He is well prepared to do so. Read the article and see if you can spot all the parallels with running a successful enterprise.
Catch him on the radio, on TV, or at a bookstore near you. Read his book. You will not be disappointed. I guarantee it.
To see a full picture of Gunny speaking, click here.