Director delivers virtual talk to Ft. Irwin soldiers

(April 29, 2020) By GlyptusAnn Grider Jones
Director delivers virtual talk to Ft. Irwin soldiers

McConnell Center Director Gary Gregg delivered a virtual lecture on digital mentorship and keys to success to soldiers at Fort Irwin (Calif.) yesterday. He emphasized individual responsibility, self-discipline and self-education in his talk.

U.S. Army Cpt. Patrick Smith, a 2019 participant in the McConnell Center's Strategic Broadening Seminar, invited Gregg to speak with more than 50 members of the Operations Group's Panther Team, which is part of Fort Irwin's National Training Center.

The outreach opportunity is part of the center's efforts to offer professional leadership development to U.S. Army soldiers. Since 2014, more than 150 soldiers have participated in the center's 30-day leadership seminar at the University of Louisville, learning more about U.S. constitutional issues, strategic challenges facing the army and how to cultivate self-leadership.

Gregg holds the Mitch McConnell Chair in Leadership at UofL and has written widely on the American founding, the electoral college and presidential leadership. He is the author or editor of ten books and host of two podcasts.