Mandatory Fun – Why Attending Army Social Functions Can Help You

Army life is full of social functions. Every time you turn around you’ve got an invitation to a family readiness group meeting, a coffee, or a hail and farewell. In our household, social functions are comically referred to as “mandatory fun”. It’s no surprise to a soldier that they have to attend; the Army essentially […]

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52 Ways To Say Thank You To Your Volunteers

The Army is no stranger to the volunteer workforce. At some point in your Army “career” you either volunteer or get “volun-told,” as I like to call it, to do something, but what if you’re the leader of volunteers? What can you do to make sure they feel appreciated? What can you do to recognize […]

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We are Leaders, Too

Whatever you do, no matter if you feel like going or not, attend ceremonies and events. Your presence at the event speaks volumes. Your presence says that “it” (whatever “it” may be) is important. I was given this really good piece of advice from a very intelligent, fun-loving, inspiring woman I know. She is a […]

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