June 1980, COL Blevins gathered all the new lieutenants in his command to address us on leadership. 32 years later I still feel like I had my butt chewed for earning a commission. The Colonels message was direct and clear, you are young and learning to be leaders...do not ruin any of my soldiers in the process. He had very high standards that he instilled in every shave tail in the room that day. Rest in peace General.
Mark Gibson MAJ (ret)
December 12, 2012 | Brooklyn Park, MN