Our interview covers Walder's experiences working in the male-dominated world of national security, her leadership competencies, and how she was able to take hold of her own destiny through perseverance, determination, and education. She now devotes her time to being an upstander for women.
After participating in the Feb. 18th Courageous Leadership panel discussion detailing the first U.S. mission behind enemy lines in Afghanistan, alumni Spellmeyer, '90, and Sapp, '94, sat down to share some gained insights they've acquired since graduating from VMI.
Dr. Love applied to VMI because she loves working at unique colleges. She was also inspired by the kind of character it takes for a student to volunteer to attend a military-style school. Said Love, “I didn’t just want to teach people about something that I wasn’t actually living out.”
As a leader, do you lead by example? Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham, U.S. Army (Ret.) sure does! Learn more about her leadership principles and which leadership skill or competency does she value most? Listen in to find out!
We sat down with VMI's first female regimental commander, Kasey Meredith '22, to talk to her about leadership style. She stressed the importance of working as a team, delegation, her support team, and her rat-dyke relationship.
Chief EMT Allen Xu '21 came to VMI to 'do something more.' His plans are to commission and eventually become an Army doctor. Said Xu, '...Be humble is the most important thing. Because when you come at it from a more humble point of view, you'll realize how much there is left to learn.'
Whitney Roberson is a history major from Chesapeake, VA, captain of the women’s soccer team, president of the Promaji club, an investigator for the CEA (Cadet Equity Association), and the vice president of SAAC (Student Athletic Advisory Committee). She learned leadership in 'little moments.'
Jordan Ward '21 says there's not much about leadership that he didn't learn from football. Said Ward, "Our Motto was '10 Toes Down' and if we can ensure that everyone is focused on the same goal, we'll be able to accomplish that as long as everyone's all-in trusting in one another." Listen here.
Forbes coach, leadership consultant, author, and podcaster alumnus Kevin Black '99 gives an energetic and passionate interview with insights he's identified in leadership development.
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.