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9/11 Rememberance

By Colonel (Ret.) Sean Hannah, Ph.D., Wednesday, September 11, 2019
On this day 18 years ago I sat at my desk in the Pentagon, when news of the Twin Towers being hit came in. Moments later at 9:37am I felt a deafening blast shake the Pentagon. All told, in the Pentagon, Twin Towers, and fields of Pennsylvania nearly 3,000 people were killed and 6,000 injured; with untold numbers later perishing from other ailments. This attack touched the world, as these casualties were from 90 different countries, and their loss affected tens of thousands of loved ones around the globe. Read More +

Engage in Fitness Activities with Coworkers - the Younger the Better

By Brigadier General (Retired) Maureen LeBoeuf, Ed.D., Thursday, August 22, 2019
I grew up as an athlete, a swimmer. I swam competitively from a young age through my college years. Upon graduation I entered the Army and enjoyed the occasional mornings of physical training. At the time it was the mid 70s and physical training in the Army was just not that important. Eventually, it became more and more important, I loved that physical training was a mandatory part of my day. I spent 28 years in our Army. I now find myself in my mid-60s and a proud holder of a Medicare card. The older we get the more challenging it can be to stay active. We all have those days when we wake up and something hurts. I refer to this as the ache of the day. Not sure why I have it, I just do. Read More +

The Invasion of Normandy: A Seminal Event in World History

By Dan Rice, Thursday, June 13, 2019
June 6, 2019 marks the 75th Anniversary of one of the most complex and daring operations in the history of warfare. General Dwight D. Eisenhower’s ‘Great Crusade’ against Hitler’s ‘Fortress Europe’ had been years in the making; combining the land, sea, and air assets of the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. A few weeks ago, our team at Thayer Leader Development Group hosted a multi-day client program in Normandy. It was an incredibly humbling experience to stand on the D-Day landing beaches in Normandy, which were peaceful and serene 75 years later. We were able to walk in the footsteps of those who sacrificed so much for the vision of a free world, and learn their inspiring lessons of fortitude, perseverance, and leadership. Read More +