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Get It On!: What It Means to Lead the Way by Keni Thomas

keni thomas black hawk down

We can make a difference in this world. The book is his account of the Blackhawk Down story. The author also challenges readers to develop their character in a number of multifaceted ways, and he does a stellar job of helping readers further understand how they're individually wired. He knew he was important and had a job to do. If leading by example is something that is important to you, then you will want to hear what Keni Thomas has to say about combat. He led the 3-vehicle convoy that returned, through intense fire, wounded Ranger Pvt. Thomas had completed the task, but was ridiculed by his platoon sergeant anyway because a member of his team had failed.

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‘Blackhawk Down’ vet reflects on Battle of Mogadishu

keni thomas black hawk down

But you will only be as good as you prepared yourself to be. This book homes in on what it means to be a Ranger, bringing the concept down to the very personal level; what it means to be a leader; what it means to be a Christian. Thomas shared stories of the men in his squad, beginning with his first lesson in leadership when he failed to help a fellow ranger complete a 12-mile walk which needed to be completed in three hours with 50 pounds on his back. He is married to his wife Dawn and has five children. What struck me the most was how the book quickly became more than what I expected as I began turning pages.

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Get It On!: What It Means to Lead the Way by Keni Thomas

keni thomas black hawk down

Keni provides a fantastic mix of an 'on the ground' first hand account of our Rangers and their actions in Mogadishu, with a religous and positive thinking perspective. I never saw the Blackhawk Down movie but I read the book. Keni does his best to incorporate his message of courage, confidence, leadership, and self- worth into his book in the most explicit way so that the reader cannot but help feeling inspired. Stan is leading the way in aircraft design platforms. Struecker's final military assignment was Chaplain with the of the. The raid itself was successful, but what was originally supposed to take no more than 30 minutes resulted in an 18-hour firefight in which two Black Hawk helicopters were shot down, 18 Americans were killed and 73 were wounded. It's about the example you set.

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Black Hawk Down (2001)

keni thomas black hawk down

When you stop making a difference, then what are you doing here? I had the opportunity to hear him speak at a conference and then read the book on the flight home. This is a good book and Keni has an interesting take on the events that can be applied to our own lives. Drawing from his experiences on the battlefield, Keni inspires people to achieve greatness by stressing the importance of outstanding leadership at every level, even if the only person you are leading is yourself. Through these analogies Keni provides amazing clarity to the opportunities we each have to 'Lead the Way' in our own lives each and every day. Struecker retired from active military service at the end of January 2011. Also the aspect of war itself is likely to turn away readers who do not understand its hardships, purpose and the minds of the soldiers who fight them, but I still recommend those who do not particularly like war to try this book. By shortening the overall length of the book he also permitted those who only are wiling to read so much to still receive his messages of leadership and courage and spread the good news.

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Jeff Struecker

keni thomas black hawk down

It is rather short and could probably be more descriptive and in depth in many ways but that likely was actually the intention of the writer, to keep it brief. Struecker was also recognized in 1998 with the U. Fantastic, real-life situations and biographical examples from Keni Thomas's life. What you want at the end of the day, is a fast-paced, dynamic delivery that your attendees will talk about for years to come. Taking care of their kids, is the least we can do. Meanwhile, Thomas and his comrades set up a perimeter around the first crash site and fought off hordes of Somali gunmen for the next twelve hours. They will discover a new understanding of what it really means to be counted on and to set an example for others to follow.

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Keni Thomas

keni thomas black hawk down

Why God did you let me make it out when others guys who were three times the soldier I was did not? Ranger Thomas used his unique history and Ranger story to become an instrument for spiritual warfare. They are featured in the premiere episode, The Real Black Hawk Down, which airs tomorrow. We weren't fighting for the flag, or the nation or freedom. Along with former Black Hawk pilot Mike Durant, they participated in No Man Left Behind, a new six-episode documentary series from National Geographic Channel. A powerful speaker, Keni captivates audiences from beginning to end as he tells the incredible story of extraordinary individuals and how they fought to bring each other home. For many, especially non-Americans, the notion that many should be put at risk for the sake of a few is a calculus that does not make sense.

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Keynotes

keni thomas black hawk down

For some, its a birthday or an anniversary or a reminder of some big event in their lives. The downing of the two helicopters would trigger the rescue operation for the crew. So, it really isn't an option. Unfortunately, it would seem a lot of it could have been avoided if the troops were I met Keni Thomas at a conference where he was the keynote speaker. Their mission was to find and capture a criminal warlord named Mohammed Farrah Aidid.

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