The Dement Desiderata Blog

Building Insurmountable Intangible Success

Building Insurmountable Intangible Success

Teams, Coalitions, Federations, etc are required to win in a complex world. Make no mistake, this is exactly what the US and our allies have been doing since 9-11. Three years ago I was in the Red Sea on an Italian ship exchanging professional opinions on what it...

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The Goaded Society

The Goaded Society

The Goaded Society: Why is there so much fervor in our society today? Where is it coming from? Why does our society seem to be so easily goaded these days? How should we as a people behave, respond and act positively in this storm? These questions formed the base for...

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Cyber, Land, Air, Sea and Space Warfare (CLASS-W)

Cyber, Land, Air, Sea and Space Warfare (CLASS-W)

Cyber, Land, Air, Sea and Space Warfare (CLASS-W) "… then the Bolder and Stronger Peoples Will Pass Us By and Win For Themselves the Domination of the World”—TR Roosevelt- The Strenuous Life 1899 What’s all this nonsense about winning in a complex world about? I’m not...

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Your Turn at Bat

Your Turn at Bat

Addressing and facilitating The Adjutant General's Leadership Development Seminar today was a great honor. The Majors, Lieutenant Colonels, Sergeant's Majors and Civilians from the Army, Air and Executive Director departments are cut from the finest cloth in our state...

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Simplicity

The best moments in life are usually sweet & simple. They're rarely complex & chaotic. Strive for simplicity and discover...

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The 50% Ranger

The 50% Ranger

DDLLC 2016-006 The 50% Ranger “I’m going to count backwards from ten. If you can’t stop shaking, if you can’t stop your teeth from chattering, you better let your Ranger Instructor (RI) know right away?” “We’ve already had someone lose a toe. It ain’t worth it.”...

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DDLLC 2016-005 Gold Medal Validation: KFOR

DDLLC 2016-005 Gold Medal Validation: KFOR

Thirty-seven nations dog-piled into the mosh-pit wanna-be nation of Kosovo. Each army arriving to drive a wedge between Serbian and Albanian forces and stop genocidal activities. The world had finally grown sick of witnessing this never-ending tragedy unfold. Each...

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