Last week, after twenty months in command, I handed the guidon back.
They offered me the best lesson I have received as a leader.
A leader’s job is to create opportunity.
The opportunity to care.
By allowing me to experiment, fail, and joyously telling me when I was wrong; they led me more than I led them.
I am so proud of the team we built, and the opportunity that we created as a result of your drive to suffer, fail, fall, learn, try again, and get 1% better each time.