Purpose. Direction. Motivation. Insights from the Middle.

Purpose. Direction. Motivation. Insights from the Middle.

Purpose - Direction - Motivation. Three words that shape leadership and how leaders influence others to align for a common goal. Enjoy these conversations with current and former U.S. Army Warrant Officers exploring their personal journeys, leadership styles, current events, and the future. DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed during this show are those of the host and the guest(s) and were created in their personal capacity. They do not necessarily represent an endorsement by or reflect any official view or policy of the United States Government, the Department of Defense, or the Department of Homeland Security or them. No other use, including, without limitation, reproduction, retransmission or editing, of this Podcast may be made without the prior written permission of the host. The Host expressly disclaims any and all liability or responsibility for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or other damages arising out of any individual's use of, reference to, reliance on, or inability to use, this podcast or the information presented in this podcast.


December 12, 2022 154 min

Interviewed Warrant Officer Aviators Jim Drake, John Hawkins, Phil Kincaid, Marcus Lewis, Dave Prewitt, and Sam Ratterree about their experiences forming C Company (MEDEVAC), 3rd Batt 82nd Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division during their 2007-2008 deployment to Afghanistan.  

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Talked in June with Alabama Senate candidate Mike Durant about his experience on the campaign trail, his success as an entrepreneur and author.

Michael J. Durant, CW4 (Retired), USA born July 23, 1961 in Berlin, NH. He
entered the United States Army in August 1979. Following training at the Defense Language Institute, he was assigned to the 470th Military Intelligence Group, Fort Clayton, Panama as a Spanish voice intercept operator...

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July 4, 2022 92 min

Derrick Edwards is a DoD Chief Technologist for Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HPE) US
Public Sector. Mr. Edwards serves as a technical expert and provides guidance and
direction to all customers across the Department of Defense. In his previous role at
HPE, he focused on edge compute solutions across the Public Sector.
Mr. Edwards joined HPE in Dec, 2019. Prior to joining HPE, he served as a Technical
Director and Program Manager at Gen...

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June 20, 2022 73 min

Stacy is a former warrant officer and graduate of the warrant officer flight training program, flying both the UH-1 and UH-60 helicopters.

She was a Russian linguist before becoming a warrant officer.

She is currently a Corporate Helicopter Captain for Executive Jet Management flying the Agusta-Westland-139

She holds several corporate board positions.

Chair of the Vertical IFR Committee for the Eastern Region Helicopter Council for Ver...

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June 12, 2022 79 min

Andy Miller was born and raised in South Carolina. After graduating from Lander University in 1991, he began helicopter lessons in the private sector prior to joining the Army. He applied for and was selected to the Warrant Officer Flight Training program. Basic Training was completed at Fort Jackson in 1995, and he then went on to Warrant Officer Candidate School and Army flight school at Fort Rucker, Alabama. Andy was trained as ...

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May 30, 2022 70 min

Chief Warrant Officer-5 (retired) Mark Meyer
Former US Army Special Operations Command, Command Chief Warrant Officer;

One of my first IP’s out of flight school

Helicopter and fixed wing and hot air balloon pilot, pilot in command and instructor pilot, instrument flight examiner, standardization instructor pilot, having amassed over 7,000 hours, with over 2,500 combat hours. 

A fellow Paratrooper – over 20 years earning the Master Army...

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May 22, 2022 47 min

Dr Leonard Momeny

Dr Momeny and I discussed his journey as a soldier and how he became a warrant officer and how he has been able to use his experience to influence the Army. We discussed the particulars of what a warrant officer is, how to become a warrant officer, and what they do for the nation. 

-2022 WO Historical Foundation Fellow

-Numerous degrees, including Doctorate and Master’s in Education from Liberty University, a master’...

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Conversations with past and present U.S. Army Warrant Officers highlighting their views on leadership, thoughts about life, current events, and how they have helped shape them. 


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