What the Military Leadership Circle, the Milken Global Conference, and Burning Man have in Common

What the Military Leadership Circle, the Milken Global Conference, and Burning Man have in Common

By: Kelly McCoy Researchers found that those who go to Burning Man come back different. Whether it is neurological, biological, or just a frame of mind – unique experiences, whether it be art (among other things) in the desert or a week in Beverly Hills can change the way you think. I applied to the Military Leadership Circle because I saw an amazing opportunity to […]

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Navigating the 2018 Milken Institute’s Global Conference

Navigating the 2018 Milken Institute’s Global Conference

By Joel Garrison The Military Leadership Circle website and social media network will be highly active for the next two weeks during events associated with the Milken Institute’s Global Conference (GC) 2018 slated for April 29 thru May 2. Our members are preparing to share our best GC moments with you. The theme of this year’s GC is ‘Navigating a World in Transition.’ The speakers […]

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Military Leadership Circle Welcomes New Members for 2018

Military Leadership Circle Welcomes New Members for 2018

The Military Leadership Circle is thrilled to announce its 9 newest members for 2018. The following selectees will be participating in the 21th annual Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, April 29th through May 2nd 2018: Andy Allen (US Air Force) Kevin Bemel (US Navy) James Brindle (US Army) Kevin Duffy (US Coast Guard) Kyle Ellis (US Marine) David Escobar (US Army) Thomas Higginbotham (US Air […]

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UC Berkeley selects MLC member for PhD

UC Berkeley selects MLC member for PhD

MLC co-founder, LT Darryl Diptee, was recently selected to attend UC Berkeley for a PhD in Education starting in the Fall of 2018. His intended research focus will study the impact of using design thinking as an approach to creating high quality STEM learning systems with low cost / low tech resources.  Inspired by his military deployments where he successfully teached Iraqi children about the […]

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The Silo Effect

The Silo Effect

The following is a book review by Flt Lt Jane Pickersgill. The Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers – By Gillian Tett “The engineers were mostly trained in the same set of computer skills and were in their twenties or early thirties.  Most wore a common “uniform,” sneakers and jeans, and had a similar outlook on life. That made […]

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Networking for People Who Hate Networking

Networking for People Who Hate Networking

The following is a book review by Flt Lt Jane Pickersgill. Networking for People Who Hate Networking: A field guide for introverts, the overwhelmed and the underconnected – by Devora Zack As part of the MLC, and particularly at the annual Milken Summit in London, you will need to do some networking. For someone like me, who (despite outer appearances!) is a natural introvert, this […]

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Breaking out of the military snow globe

Breaking out of the military snow globe

Early one morning while drinking coffee and surfing through LinkedIn, I found an article posted by a friend of a friend, describing a veteran founded organization that I hadn’t heard of before. I discovered that the Military Leadership Circle (MLC) is dedicated to bridging the growing civ-mil divide in the United States by expanding the professional networks of their members. Each year they hold a DoD-wide competition […]

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Review: Military Leadership Lessons for Public Service

Review:  Military Leadership Lessons for Public Service

One of the goals of the Military Leadership Circle is to bridge the civil/military divide.  Professor Charles Szypszak, a former U.S. Marine officer and current faculty member at the School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, wrote a book on how military leadership lessons can apply to public service.  Military Leadership Circle member Major Brent Thompson recently reviewed Szypszak’s book […]

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Expanding Horizons

Expanding Horizons

The Milken Institute Global Conference and Military Leadership Circle offer an important opportunity to improve leadership skills by enabling me to learn about developing trends across multiple industries, hear from the brightest minds across these domains, and create contacts to think critically with and exchange ideas.  A holistic understanding of the world, specifically the interconnected industries that link a global society in the twenty-first century, […]

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Military Leadership Circle Welcomes New Members for 2017

Military Leadership Circle Welcomes New Members for 2017

The Military Leadership Circle is thrilled to announce its 8 new members for 2017. Roy Rockwell (U.S. Air Force), Alex Willard (U.S. Army), Timothy Tendall (Royal Air Force), Morgan Kuhar (U.S. Navy), D’Juan Wicher (U.S. Navy), Brent Thompson (U.S. Army), Paul Webber (U.S. Marine Corps), and Michael McCoy (U.S. Army) will join current MLC members in attending the 20th annual Milken Institute’s Global Conference in […]

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