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“Nail your whispers to the wall. Conclude the trilogy of read…think..and write. Is there ‘career risk’ in publishing? I suppose. Hasn’t hurt me too badly over the years, I’d say. But what matters is testing your ideas on the field of intellectual battle, so to speak.”
-Admiral James Stravridis
I’m passionate about leader development and want to help others to lead with the best version of themselves. I created this site to provide a platform for leaders to help each other by sharing lessons learned. Lessons that come from our own green notebooks.
I’m a combat arms officer with over 14 years of experience in combat and training environments. I have been fortunate to have mentors who encouraged me to read, write, and publish throughout my career. I’ve published articles in ARMY Magazine, Military Review, Strategy Bridge, Small Wars Journal, Task and Purpose, Foreign Policy, and many others. I’ve also been featured on Forbes, have been lucky enough to talk about leadership on several podcasts, and have spoken at the Annual AUSA Conference, the Future of War Conference, and Defense Entrepreneurs Forum Annual Conference.
This blog represents only my personal views and those of my guest authors. I do not plan on using this space as a platform to complain or provide satirical observations. I want to use this medium to add my thoughts to an already existing expert body of knowledge.
What’s in a name?
Walk into any organization in our military and there is one thing I guarantee you will find on a desk or in a cargo pocket: a small, green, government-issued notebook. it doesn’t matter whether a Soldier is a sergeant or a general officer, odds are they will have one of these military mainstays in their possession.
If you have any questions or feedback please email me at Jbyerly81@gmail.com
If you are a military professional thinking about writing for publication, I would love to work with you on getting your ideas published. Writing has opened many doors for me professionally, and I want to pay it forward.
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Joe Byerly is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Modern War Institute at West Point. The Modern War Institute at West Point generates new knowledge for the profession of arms, enhances the West Point curriculum, and provides the Army and the Nation with an intellectual resource for solving military problems. MWI has three mutually supporting functions: Research, Educate, and Integrate.
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