LEADING WHILE HURTING: BALANCING PERSONAL TRAGEDY WITH COMMAND

Personal tragedy is a fact of life when leading people in the military. Sooner or later someone in your organization is going to lose a parent, a spouse or a child. There are resources and training available to assist the service member and their family to deal with the grief. But what happens when it’s the leader that suffers personal tragedy. And worse how do they deal with the unique circumstances of the loss of an unborn child? WAR ROOM welcomes E. Miranda Hernandez and Julie Sposito-Salceies to examine the distinctive situation of a commander balancing the responsibilities of command with the unexpected end of a pregnancy.

THE BALANCING ACT FOR FEMALE OFFICERS

Meaningful progress will occur only when male leaders engage in deliberate and sustained efforts to change the culture and when the proportion of women increases more substantially. Although formal barriers to women’s participation across branches and specialties in the United States’ (U.S.) armed forces have been removed, women still comprise a relatively small percentage of […]