Author: Patrick H. Hannum and Frederick R. Kienle

Patrick H. (Pat) Hannum served for 45 years the Department of Defense, 29 years as a U.S. Marine (Assault Amphibious Vehicle Officer), including battalion command, and 16 years as a civilian professor at the Joint Forces Staff College, National Defense University, where he specialized in operational-level warfare and Phase II Joint Professional Military Education. He continues to study and promote the history and relevance of the American Revolution through membership in the Norfolk Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution and the Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways History Foundation, including staff rides, battlefield tours and other educational venues. Frederick R. Kienle, of Yorktown, Virginia, holds a doctorate of strategic leadership from Regent University in Virginia, Beach, Virginia. A combat veteran, he served 31 years in the United States Army infantry, retiring as a colonel in 2009. Following his military service he taught leadership, campaign planning, and military theory at the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia. He holds masters degrees from Seton Hall University, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the U.S. Army War College.

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George Washington’s 1775 Leadership Advice to William Woodford: Did He Listen?

Gen. George Washington’s well-crafted November 10, 1775 letter to Col. William Woodford contains some timeless pearls of military wisdom, guidance, and advice.[1] Washington’s instructive response to an earlier letter from Woodford reveals a set of basic leadership principles that remain in official United States Army doctrine to this day. This enduring leadership lesson leads one […]

by Patrick H. Hannum and Frederick R. Kienle