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So, I do see this as a time of extraordinary turbulence, and I think over history, we go through them. There are periods that are more stable, and then you get turbulent…
Well, it’s all about communication, and the ability to get information out. It’s the same issue that any jurisdiction has…
So, the puzzle here lies on how to build support for infrastructure, and how do we get it going. The odd part about it is, here in California, we’re putting money into this high-speed rail, that’s never been built yet.
“The Obstacle is The Way”. I think that would be a great book for a person to read, for a number of different reasons. One, it helps, I think, sort of shape your perception at how you look at obstacles, and how you have to be adroit to solve problems and turn the obstacle into an advantage.
You know, I had the same philosophy, and I used to do that a lot. I get some push backs sometimes from the command staff, going: “why do we have to activate for this?”, and I said: “because, at a minimum, it’s a great practice for a live event”.
What kind of leadership development does Team Rubicon do with their leaders? So, we have a few different avenues for that. Obviously, we have the more professional development of the ICS courses, so we do… you know, leaders through ICS 300 and 400, and encourage them to go out and get their textbooks for other general staff positions.
To achieve immortality, you can do so by sharing your wisdom…
an incredibly game-changing question and response to be asking. So, control, ownership, reach, and then endurance is one that can affect so much, because it’s a question of how long do you perceive it’s gonna last or endure?
So, we get picked up by some CH-53’s and they take us out there, and fly on the lake, and we land in the middle of this area. I look at my sergeant, and I go: hey Gunny, where’s the lake?
When I first started the profession, there was maybe like, a handful… not a handful, but there was a good number of NGOs to work with, but now… the kind of disasters that just… we’ve seen a huge spike in the last couple years. The number of hurricanes we’ve responded to, and they’re getting bigger…