In their collaborative work, Breaching the Summit, these six enlisted leaders—each of whom reached the highest levels of the Pentagon—share their personal stories, experiences, and lessons learned through a lifetime of service. Their mission is to improve workforce leadership ability by using the skills, techniques, and experiences gained from military service, post-military corporate careers, hard work, commitment, integrity, and respect for others.
Pictured from left to right are Rick West (12th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy); Mike Barrett (17th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps); Jim Roy (16th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force); Ken Preston (13th Sergeant Major of the Army); Denise Jelinski-Hall (3rd Senior Enlisted Advisor to the National Guard Bureau); and Skip Bowen (10th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard).
“I picked up Breaching the Summit and could not put it down . . . I will place it on the top of my bookshelf, next to other leadership treasures I consider among the best.”
— Gen. Larry O. Spencer, U.S. Air Force (retired), Vice Chief of Staff, USAF, and President of Air Force Association
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