Today I had the honor of being the first speaker of the 2020-2021 academic year at the Marion Military Institute / Anthony J. Rane Center for Leadership. This program is part of the Commandant’s Series.
This was the first time I’ve spoken in person to any group in several months. MMI has put together an impressive set of protocols to mitigate the risks associated with COVID-19 for the cadets, faculty and staff. This both made my visit enjoyable and helped protect the health of all present. Kudos to MMI leadership for a disciplined and innovative program that both keeps everyone safe and allows MMI to continue to operate in an excellent manner in a very tough environment.
I’ve included links to two different messages given on the same day to cadets from two different year groups. Each message emphasizes a theme relevant to those particular classes, but which I hope is valuable to my readers.