Thursday, January 12, 2012

Kentucky is Key: The Battle of Mill Springs

By 1st Lt. William Carraway
Media Relations Officer, Public Affairs Office
January 12, 2012

Note:  2012 marks the 150th anniversary of the 1862 battles of the American Civil War.  This article marks the first installment in the series that begins with the Battle of Mill Springs January 19, 1862 and ends with the Battles of Murfreesboro and Fredericksburg in December 1862.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Being a Uniformed Leader in the Civilian World

By Maj. John Alderman,
State Public Affairs Officer, Georgia National Guard
January 9, 2012

One of the great things about Guardsmen is that we take the leadership and management skills we learn from the military back into our families and communities. From clubs to committees to boards to teams at civilian jobs, our experience and training can add real value organizations just can't get anywhere else.

But if there's one problem with that, it's that sometimes our skills are lost in translation. Our different perspective is valuable; our different vocabulary can make communicating that value pretty challenging.