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General (Ret) Robin Rand - Book Foreword

This foreword comes from Leadership at 100 Feet: Growing Leaders in High-Performance Teams, an anthology by Two Blue Aces’ contributors. To read the rest of this story and many others like it you can purchase your own copy on Amazon!


“I’ve had the distinct honor to serve with Jake Polumbo, Rob Polumbo, Chad Franks, and Larry Martin for the past 45 years while we were on active duty in the United States Air Force and now in the public business sector. Each is an exceptional ‘baptized by fire’ leader with firsthand experience on how to motivate people while driving an organization to greater heights. Simply stated, their stories and the real-world experiences they share in Leadership at 100 Feet are recipes for success … these four warrior-leaders nailed it! Jake’s description of ‘near rocks, far rocks, lead, check six’ and his brother Rob’s ‘Six Ps for success’ are amazing lessons for any leader to apply in their professional and personal lives. Likewise, Chad’s ‘CARE’ analogy and Larry’s ‘CONCEPT OF COMMAND’ insights are nuggets of wisdom I wish I had learned much earlier in my life. Most importantly, each of these leaders does a brilliant job of drawing out the ‘so what’ lessons learned that superiors and leaders from all professional walks of life could practically apply. If you are interested in becoming a better boss, leader, friend, or family member, as well as being an integral part of an organizational climate and culture that is healthy and thriving, then this book is a must-read for you and the folks you serve with! As a former CEO of a veterans and first responder non-profit support organization, I would have bought copies of this book for each of my teammates!

Good hunting and as Jake says … ‘Check Six.’”

Robin Rand

General (Ret), United States Air Force

Commander, Air Force Global Stike Command,

Jul 2015 – Aug 2018


To read the rest of this story and many others like it you can purchase your own copy on Amazon!



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