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The Flag Brief
1 minutes | Nov 8, 2021
New Show: Radio Stockdale
Note: all episodes of The Flag Brief have been copied to a new show, "Radio Stockdale". Search on your podcast player for "Radio Stockdale" and hit Subscribe. Hear all of your old Flag Brief episodes, and many new episodes on Ethics, Character, Leadership and Law on "Radio Stockdale". No new episodes will be posted on this show starting November 1, 2021.
34 minutes | Sep 6, 2021
Senior Director Caitlin Durkovich
What does resilience and response mean in federal service, both civilian and the naval service. Why is it so important on the world stage for the USA to demonstrate its ability to respond to disasters in an effective manner? Is there a great power struggle to provide that aid? What should a young naval officer be thinking about today with regard to disaster support in the near future? Ms. Caitlin Durkovich is the Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director of Resilience and Response at the White House National Security Council. As the Senior Director, she is responsible for the advancement of policies and programs that enhances the resilience of the United States, and strengthens the U.S. posture to physical and cyber threats to the nation’s critical infrastructure.
23 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Vice Admiral John Christenson
How should a junior officer get prepared to work in an international world of partnerships and alliances. How did the Academy and its Moral-Mental-Physical mission prepare this Admiral for a life in the Fleet and beyond? How does gratitude play a part. Vice Admiral John Christenson, USN (ret.) is a graduate of the Naval Academy. He served as a Surface Warfare Officer, including numerous commands at sea. Ashore, he was the President of the Naval War College, and he served as the US Military Representative to the NATO Military Committee in Brussels.
29 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
LtGen John Wissler, USMC (ret.)
What should junior leaders do to shape the future of the Naval Service and truly be foundational to institutional excellence. What is the connection with Competence, Courage and Compassion? When it comes to Courage, is it about physical, moral, or both? What is an inspirational leader? LtGen John Wissler, USMC (ret.) began his career as a combat engineer, commanding at every echelon. As a General officer, he was CG, III Marine Expeditionary Force and Commander, Marine Corps Forces, Japan; as well as Commander, US Marine Corps Forces Command and Commanding General, FMF Atlantic.
26 minutes | Nov 8, 2020
The Honorable Christine Fox
Who are the Department of Defense senior civilian leaders? We talk today with former Acting Deputy Secretary Christine Fox who has served in several administrations, and has been the second in command at the DOD. She has been the most senior female official in the history of the Department. Why is it important for a naval officer to understand the civilian-military relationship? Where is the "line" - Where do the civilian leaders "take over" from the Admirals and Generals? What is meant by the phrase, civilian authorities have the "right to be wrong"?
27 minutes | Sep 28, 2020
ADM Mike Mullen USN (ret.)
As 17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and previously the Navy's 28th Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Mullen offers a shipyard of advice for young Naval officers. Be your best professionally, and uphold standards whether in or out of uniform. With many stories to tell, this is an episode packed with useful advice.
20 minutes | Sep 8, 2020
RADM Mike Manazir USN (ret.)
A close encounter between two ships on the ocean is a humbling experience. The Commanding Officer (CO), and the Officer of the Deck (OOD), learn when to take charge and when to trust each other. Communication and just the right amount of confidence, ensures success and safety.
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