In Appreciation of Our Veterans

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Honoring Our Veterans

On Veteran’s Day and every day, we are thankful for the men and women who have bravely served their country through the United States military. We are grateful for your lives of service.

Our Center’s focus on strategic, ethical leadership has always created a natural affinity with Veterans of the U.S. military. Today we recognize our doctoral program graduates and current students who served or are serving in the military:

Wayne Brown
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard

Tim Courtney
Senior Airman, U.S. Air Force

Brad Davis
U.S. Air Force

Dr. Lee DeRemer
Colonel (retired), U.S. Air Force

Trevor Heller
Field Artillery Officer, U.S. Army

Christopher Lauritzen
Colonel (retired), U.S. Air Force

Dan McClellan
Captain (retired), U.S. Coast Guard

Mike McKillip
Non-commissioned Officer (retired), U.S. Marine Corps Reserve

Dr. Joe Ricciardi
Colonel, U.S. Army Reserves

Dr. Dave Smith
Lieutenant Colonel (retired), U.S. Air Force

Dr. Indigo Johnson Triplett
U.S. Marine Corps

Dr. Benny White
Lieutenant Colonel (retired), U.S. Army

Otis Williams
U.S. Army

Doctoral Research Drawing from Military Experience

Veterans and Officers in our Ph.D./D.B.A. program draw from their military experience to inform their dissertation research. Here we share two outstanding examples:

At the Intersection of Love & Leadership
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When preparing for active duty in Afghanistan, Lieutenant Colonel Joe Riccardi was told by a commanding officer that the best thing he could do for his soldiers was to truly love them. This thought inspired Riccardi’s leadership, and later his dissertation research. Click the image to read more.

Making a Successful Midlife Transition
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When Colonel Lee DeRemer began to consider his transition out of military service, he looked for resources on how to make a successful midlife transition. Finding none, he pursued the topic as his dissertation and now offers a model for moving to the next chapter of life. Hear more in the short video above.

Honoring Those Who Served

Memorial Day TributeRecently, doctoral student Christopher Lauritzen, a retired Colonel in the U.S. Air Force, wrote this tribute in honor of the men and women of the Armed Services who made the ultimate sacrifice.

A Ph.D./D.B.A. Program for Veterans & Military Officers

Wayne 2U.S. Coast Guard Captain (retired) Wayne Brown shares how the Center for Values-Driven Leadership’s doctoral program is helping veterans and officers like him translate their military experience into marketplace strengths. Click for video.

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