Forbes coach, leadership consultant, author, and podcaster alumnus Kevin Black '99 describes his growth from immature hard-charging cadet to entrepreneur with this energetic and passionate episode.
International Studies Major and Cadet Chaplain LeAndrew Jefferson is a First-Class Cadet from Southwest Detroit, MI. He discussed his introduction to VMI, the VMI network, VMI as a leadership laboratory, growing into his studies, and the difficulty of the new reality during COVID restrictions.
Will Nicholson '21 is president of the
Holly Njabo, VMI Class of '20, says VMI's recruitment video, research, and a beautiful acceptance letter influenced her decision to enroll sight-unseen! She didn't know it, but she was learning even then to 'Go with the Flow.' Hear more about her leadership development journey in this episode!
Retired CIA Agent, former marine, and entrepreneur Karl Renne ’96 is a founding partner and CEO of Ghost Wolf Industries. Learn why Renne says leaders benefit from learning from all kinds of individuals and the common mistake he and others make early in their careers. Join us!
Alumnus Bob Fricke '78 shared his definition of leadership, the powerful lessons he learned as a young lieutenant, and how that's carried over into a new teaching career, his most challenging career yet! Join us for this episode!
Former Marine Reservist, class vice president, and representative on the General Committee Josh Austin '20 shares his insights and lessons learned on peer leadership.
Madeleine Barrett '20 says her role as class ring designer is one of her proudest. Learn about her story and experiences on this episode.
Tragedy struck just prior to matriculation, but Jeremiah Gaulding '22 says family and his dyke helped him overcome the mental pressures of the Ratline. Now he looks forward to becoming part of the S5 Staff and commissioning in the air force upon graduation. Learn more about Gaulding's journey.
Outgoing First-Class President Sam Trepp talks about taking his own advice, how he and his classmates are making the most of an off-post senior year and how they are keeping each other unified as a class.