Tag Archives: Combat Zone

Stop Contributing to Post Traumatic Stress: Diminishing Service

By Peter Sessum June was Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) awareness month and even though it is passed we should still time to look at another way that people contribute to PTS in veterans. Diminishing the service of another is something that … Continue reading

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Profiles of Service: Buck Weaver

By: Fred Apgar Robert “Buck” Weaver was born in 1918 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the fourth child in a family of two brothers and a sister, who spoiled “little Buck” as they grew older. Buck’s father, John P., was … Continue reading

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Bergdahl Deserves a Trial not a Another Promotion

By: Peter Sessum There are a lot of unknowns surrounding the disappearance, capture and finally the release of Bowe Bergdahl but one thing that isn’t in question is his rank. It is a minor issue but now that there are … Continue reading

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Deserter Returns to Undeserved Hero’s Welcome

By: Peter Sessum Five years ago this month Army Private First Class (PFC) Bowe Bergdahl walked off his firebase in Afghanistan and was promptly captured by the Taliban. Last week his release was secured by trading five high ranking Taliban … Continue reading

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Not Everything Bad Can be Compared to War

Minor Inconveniences in Your Life are not War When people make comparisons they look for something obvious to make their point. Often, someone looks for something that is universally recognized as bad and doing that diminishes the life and experiences … Continue reading

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Stop Contributing to Post Traumatic Stress: The Million Dollar Question

By: Peter Sessum Recently, I had an opportunity to speak with Medal of Honor recipient SSG Ty Carter. I thanked him for how outspoken he is about Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS). One thing he said is that we, as a society, need … Continue reading

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Military leadership: Lessons in Military Leadership for Civilians

By: Peter Sessum Many techniques of military leadership that translate into the civilian world. It is why many corporations like to hire vets. Even though the day-to-day activities are different, anyone that can lead a team into combat can lead … Continue reading

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My Experience with “Toxic Leadership”

By: Matt Archibald Recently the media has been paying attention to the issue of “Toxic Leadership” within the military.   An article in the Washington Post cited several examples involving verbally-abusive generals, DoD Senior Executives, and various other examples.  However, … Continue reading

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The Freedom Run, a Run to Remember

By: Peter Sessum Veterans Day is coming up and that means it is time, once again, for the Freedom Run. Many people talk about remembering the fallen but how many actually do anything about it? The brainchild of an FDNY … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Just Gotta Dance a Jig

By: Peter Sessum So there I was, smoking a cigar and dancing on a bunker in Afghanistan, no shit. Why am I dancing on a bunker in Afghanistan? From an existential perspective, why is anyone anywhere doing anything? In truth, … Continue reading

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