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New leadership at Fort Belvoir: COL Greg Gadson - The Army's first double amputee post commander
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Fort Belvoir is under new leadership as of today. On Monday morning, Belvoir's new commander, Colonel Gregory Gadson received the Fort Belvoir command flag from outgoing commander Colonel John Strycula. Gadson, the Director of the U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program, is a 27-year Army veteran with three Bronze Star medals, a Purple Heart and Iraq and Afghanistan combat medals. He's a graduate of West Point Strycula, who was base commander since July 2010, oversaw the final stages of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) implementation and a massive increase to the population of Belvoir. He is taking an assignment in Afghanistan. Read More +

Leadership opportunity for the community! Volunteer to serve as a "Cadet Candidate" for R-Day Rehearsal Class of 2016 at West Point
Friday, June 01, 2012
Each summer the Cadet Leadership at West Point must rehearse this complex process that transforms 1150 civilians into cadets in approximately eight hours. In order to achieve this, the Corps of Cadets needs volunteers from the community to serve as “Cadet Candidates” and go through the process as if they were arriving on “R-Day.” Read More +

Congratulations to the West Point Class of 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
On behalf of the Thayer Leader Development Group (TLDG), I offer the sincerest of congratulations to the graduating members of the United States Military Academy Class of 2012! Read More +

Memorial Day Greetings from TLDG
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with over two dozen cities and towns laying claim to being the birthplace of Memorial Day. Read More +

IN THEATERS NOW!! Colonel Greg Gadson in "Battleship - The Movie"
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Colonel Greg Gadson is not only an actor in one of the Summer of 2012’s biggest action movies, playing “Mick Canales,” he is a decorated Army commander who served in Iraq. In 2007 Gadson lost both of his legs when his car was hit by a roadside bomb. When the creators of "Battleship" wanted to include a character who had been wounded in the film, Gadson’s story of recovery made him the ideal candidate. Read More +

Grad Week activities at West Point begin for the Class of 2012!
Monday, May 21, 2012
Graduation Week activities are underway with the Alumni Wreath Ceremony at Sylvanus Thayer Statue and then the Alumni Review on The Plain to celebrate the Class of 2012. 1045 new 2LT's will join the ranks in the United States Army on Saturday, May 26, 2012, at Michie Stadium. Read More +

COL (Ret.) Jack Jacobs new book "BASIC" is available now!
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
TLDG's very own COL (Ret.) Jack Jacobs was on MSNBC (Morning Joe) talking about his new book "BASIC" which was published on 08 MAY 2012. His new book looks at the history of military basic training. There is absolutely nothing in the American experience comparable to basic training or boot camp. If you haven’t been through it, you can’t understand it. But if you’ve been through it, you never forget it. Read More +

TLDG Welcomes Todd Gile, Business Development Director
Monday, April 16, 2012
Thayer Leader Development Group (TLDG) at West Point is proud to announce Todd Gile, West Point Class of 1986, has joined our team as Business Development Director. Todd will lead the organizations effort to offer our services of developing leaders of character within corporate America, Non-Governmental Organization’s (NGO's) and Non-Profit organizations using the TLDG 4-Pronged Approach. TLDG at West Point was named one of the top 50 leader development companies in the country by Leadership Excellence Magazine since our founding in 2010. Read More +

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Leadership in Dangerous Situations
By Colonel (Retired) Pat Sweeney, Ph.D.


"When you make a list of things you should be doing you should also make a list of things you shouldn’t be doing."
Colonel Thomas Henry Magness, P.E.,
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