Don’t just know the soldier in the uniform, know the man or the woman behind the uniform.

Military members, law enforcement officers, and first responders are sadly no strangers to tragedy and trauma. How well individuals and organizations respond to those events, and just as importantly avoid future events, can be highly dependent on the leadership displayed during those trying times. A BETTER PEACE welcomes Drew Deaton to discuss effective leadership in the midst of and prior to trauma. He joins our podcast editor Ron Granieri in the studio to share his thoughts on effective leadership skills and techniques.

Colonel Deaton’s Article in Police Chief Magazine can be found here.

Andrew Deaton is a Colonel and a Military Police officer in the U.S. Army. He is also a student in the AY20 Resident Class of the U.S. Army War College. Ronald Granieri is an Associate Professor of History at the U.S. Army War College and the Editor of A BETTER PEACE.  The views expressed in this presentation are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Army War College, U.S. Army, or Department of Defense.

Photo Description: As part of the Army family, you know your buddies to your left and right, and you may recognize early warning signs of distress that sometimes precede suicidal thoughts or behaviors. Be vigilant to buddy check and make sure your team is doing well. Reach Out, Talk & Listen, we are all a part of the team and need everyone to stay strong.

Photo Credit: US Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Caleb Barrieau

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