With three combat deployment to Vietnam, Tom Draude watches with interest

Capt Tom Draude, USMC
Republic of Vietnam, 1970
Advisor to Vietnamese Marines
With 1stLt Tri (who had graduated from the The Basic School, Quantico VA)

Tom Draude, BGen USMC (ret) has watched each episode of the Ken Burns series “The Vietnam War” that is airing on PBS he joined us to share his thoughts on the series.  Like many, he has watched with interest the interviews with North Vietnamese Army soldiers and Viet Cong fighters; he’s also been keenly interested in how the experience of those who lost family members has been conveyed to the audience.

Draude also talks candidly about post-Vietnam Marine Corps life and how many officers put the experience away and didn’t speak of it, even with subordinates, which in retrospect was a mistakes.

 

LEADERSHIP 101 – WHY DO WE FAIL SO OFTEN? : Tom Draude

Tom Draude
BGen USMC (ret)

Tuesday, June 13 2017, Hour 1

Tom Draude, BGen USMC (ret), joins the program to talk “Leadership at the Point of Confrontation” and while we fail so often.

How do senior leaders fortify junior leaders to face the challenges that will face them in their careers?

Small unit leaders in 3/5 faced this exact situation in 2006 out side of Fallujah, read about it here.

 

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S TRIP AND THE SUNNI/SHIA DYNAMIC IN THE MIDDLE EAST: Tom Draude

Tom Draude
BGen USMC (ret)

Tom Draude, BGen USMC (ret), joins us to discuss the effect of President Trump’s visit to the Middle East on the Sunni – Shia dynamic in the region, a region that will continue to see upheaval as ISIL is defeated in the region and the fate of Syrian Leader Bashar al Assad is determined.

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