The Admiral's Almanac

The Admiral's Almanac

Improve your leadership - Improve your life. The wit and wisdom of retired Rear Admiral Garry Hall. The admiral shares stories from his careers in the Navy, Industry, and Politics. A Naval Aviator, ship's captain, Battle Group Commander, and advisor to our nation's leaders, he will entertain you with stories, lessons learned, and interviews with leaders from all walks of life. Welcome Aboard.

Episodes

November 26, 2023 38 mins

Catholic Rosary Priest Father James Kelleher. The day after Thanksgiving, I had breakfast with Father Jim Kelleher, The Rosary Priest. The time with Father Jim was so powerful that I said we needed to capture his conversation in a Podcast. This is a perfect conversation to listen to and share this holiday season as we prepare for the Birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Writing a Book People will Read. I am kicking off a series of episodes on how to write and get published along with NYTs best selling author George Galdorisi. In this episode we lay the groundwork for the nex 6 episodes on how to write and get published. I sit down with authors and editors George Galdorisi and Kevin McDonald and we discuss their new book, "Braveship Writes Share Their Secrets."

Great Leaders need to write and this ...

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In this episode The Admiral's Almanac starts off with a new style intro and the announcement of The Admiral's Almanac Writers Series. Sitting down with frequent guest and New York Times best selling author George Galdorisi, we discuss what's in store for you in this upcoming 6 episode series. Not only do we discuss how to get started but why leaders must get started. Enjoy this new series and subscribe wherever you get your podcast...

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Military Fiction  as Intelegence. I sit down with New York Times' best selling author George Galdorisi as we continue to explore how writing fiction novels can be usefull in developing national security intelligence. This process has a long history, but it is having a resurgence as we deal with the national security issues of the day.

We cover fiction and non fiction writing, how to get started writing, and why leaders at ever leve...

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Business Core Values. In this podcast, we interview Sanford Ehrlich, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus and former Qualcomm Director of the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center in the Fowler College of Business at San Diego State University.  His research and teaching has been focused on leadership and entrepreneurial development. He is an angel investor, startup company advisor, executive coach, and has a wealth of experience in seni...

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Adversity, resilience, Success with Devin Johnson, CEO. I had the opportunity to sit down with Devin Johnson, the CEO of Kennected.io a tech company dedicated to people before profits. Devin overcame many challenges in his life to become the leader and successful businessman he is today. Listen to his compelling story and you will be motivated to succeed in your life and profession. A must listen by anyone but esspecially teens see...

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Leadership Culture Success . Join us on this episode of "The Admiral's Almanac" podcast, as host Rear Admiral Garry Hall sits down with guest Cheryl Seminara, PhD, to discuss how she's changing the culture of leadership one leader at a time. As a mentor and executive coach, Cheryl brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the conversation.

In her book, Cheryl shares the five lessons her father taught her that guide her persona...

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January 5, 2023 49 mins

Parenting Success with Children. I had the opportunity to sit down with Cindy and Jacob along with their daughter Midshipman First Class Hailey to discuss their secret to parenting successful children in today's world. Listen and hear their secrets to success.

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October 3, 2022 46 mins

Military Veteran Benefits Explained. I had the good fortune of sitting down with Retired Sergeant First Class Jane Babcock. Jane is also a retired County Veteran Service Officer advising veterans from all walks. of life on their earned benefits. She continues to volunteer her time to educate veterans and their families on their benefits. If you are a veteran, a veteran's spouse, or a friend of a veteran you need to listen to this e...

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Mary, Prayer, Catholic Rosary: Fact from Fiction. Recently The Atlantic published an article comparing the Rosary to an AR 15, and painting Catholics with a broad brush accusation of Catholics inciting violence through prayer. This is my response with the help of Father James Kelleher, The Rosary Priest.

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9/11 Pentagon Hero Admiral Masso Citizen Sailor, Leader. In this episode I sit down with the amazing Admiral Sonny Masso. Natural leader and storyteller. We navigate leadership from High School to the Navy, to Industry, to Admiral and finally to Naval Historian.  Sonny actions on 9/11 in the Pentagon make him a hero in my eyes. He humbly says he was doing his job as a leader.

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Tone Teamwork Tenacity  Leadership with Admiral Paul Becker. Admiral Becker has served our nation at sea, ashore, during peace and during war. He provided intelligence and information for leaders to make clear decisions in the fog of war. Along the way he developed the process of Teamwork, Tone, and Tenacity. Admiral Becker is a warrior and stage IV cancer survivor. We have a great talk filled with insight and peppered with humor.

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Lead Survive Uncertainty with Coach Julie Riga. I was recently hosted on the podcast, "Stay on Course: Ingredients for Success", with Julie Riga, ICF Coach, Trainer, Speaker, and Author. In 20 minutes we discuss the ingredients for leading through uncertainty. Leadership pearls of wisdom for leaders at every level.

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Strategy Vision Seamanship with Captain Frank Michael. I sit down with Captain Frank Michael, USN (ret.) Frank is a man in the Arena. He led rescue operations responding to the  Tsunami in Indonesia. A year later he led helicopter operations following Hurricane Katrina. He was later on scene assisting with the rescue of Captain Phillips off Somalia. In retirement he advocates for Veterans and their families at the Military Officers...

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Military Inteligence & Fiction Writing with Author George Galdorisi. I sit down with author George Galdorisi and we discuss FICINT or Fiction Intelligence. The process of writing thriller novels to stimulate the national security planning process. His latest Novel "Fire and Ice" is a harbinger of the current war in the Ukraine. In the end we have a special announcement for Leaders.

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Catholic Priest Rosary Father James Kelleher. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Father James Kelleher at the Our Lady of Corpus Christi adoration chapel. Father Jim is a graduate of Notre Dame, a holder of a Doctorate in Theology, and is know world wide as The Rosary Priest. His process of creating a detailed vision, communicating that vision, and building teams is a lesson in leadership every leader should learn.

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Health Wellness Weight Loss with Dr. Valter Longo, PhD. Doctor Longo was selected in 2018 by Time Magazine as the world's Most Influential Nutrition and Health Expert for his research on nutrition and fast mimicking diets to improve health and prevent disease. Doctor Longo is the best-selling author of The Longevity Diet. He sits down with my colleague Adriana Sanford and me to discuss his research on health and wellness.

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November 29, 2021 73 mins

Naval Medical Physician  Dr. Murray Norcross. Doctor Norcross, Navy Captain, leader, man of faith, healer, adventurer, and I had the opportunity to meet and discuss his amazing journey as a Navy Medical Officer. Join us for this intimate talk with old Shipmates.

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Renaissance Fly Fisherman Captain Jim Cox, US Navy. Continuing the Council of Captains series, I sat down with Captain Jim Cox. A man of many talents and a successful Naval Aviator and Ship's Captain, Jim now leads a High School JNROTC program. He is transforming his students into successful civic leaders using his tried and true leadership lessons. This episode contains pure gold nuggets of wisdom and success secrets. Come along a...

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Inspiration Cancer Fighter Rear Admiral Danelle Barrett - Leader and Author of Rock the Boat. In this episode we spend time with retired Rear Admiral Danelle Barrett. Danelle is an award winning cyber security expert, accomplished leader, and published author of her latest book, Rock the Boat. Laced with humor, sea stories, and practical advice, Rock the Boat will help you take your leadership to the next level. She answers the que...

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