“Thank you for your first episode. It was inspiring to hear General Brown’s experience with leader development. His account of the Dec 2004 DFAC Bombing and CPT William “Bill” Jacobsen Jr. was especially touching for me.
I was blessed to know Bill and his family growing up as we attended the same church and went to the same high school. After serving a 2 yr LDS mission in Southern Mexico I decided to join BYUs ROTC program. Bill had just graduated US ARMY Ranger school and I, knowing very little about the Army sought him out for advice as I would soon depart for cadet basic camp at Fort Knox, KY. Bill invited me to his parents home one Sunday evening and spent some of his time to give me advice, teach me the basics of drill and ceremony, and share with me some of his experiences. This small gesture made a lasting impact on me throughout my military career.
Bill had a genuine love for those with whom he interacted and served. I believe that this is one of the things that made him a great leader. His Father LTC (Ret.) “Bill” Jacobsen Sr., is also a great leader who has influenced the lives of thousands, Bill Jr. undoubtedly learned many of his leadership abilities from his father’s example.
The world needs more people like CPT Jacobsen, with the ability to genuinely care, connect and inspire those around them.
Thank you General Brown for participating in this podcast, you have made a positive impression with your inspiring words on leadership and leader development. Examples like yours and CPT Jacobsen’s fuel my desire to be a part of the U.S. military family. I will share this resource with those with whom I serve.”
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