The commanding general of the 4th Infantry Division, Major General David Hodne joins the show to discuss the lessons he’s learned shaping the complex cultures of the organizations he’s lead in the military. He shares stories about changing the way privates meet their drill sergeants on the first day of basic training, how character counts more than resume, and how he develops leaders in the 4th Infantry Division. Finally, he explains why communication is an important skill for leaders to develop.
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Meet Major General Hodne
David Hodne is a United States Army major general who serves as the commanding general of the 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson since August 19, 2021. He most recently served as the 59th Commandant of the United States Army Infantry School from August 3, 2018 to August 6, 2021 and Chief of Infantry of the United States Army from July 16, 2018 to August 6, 2021. He was simultaneously dual-hatted as Director of the Soldier Lethality Cross-Functional Team.
Hodne is married to fellow 1991 West Point graduate Shelley Berry who retired from the army as a colonel in 2012.