Taking Care of Your Own Part 2

General Tom Draude, Veteran on the Move

About this Episode

In this special series released on Wednesdays, we are honored to have Brigadier General Tom Draude. Callsign Sage, Tom commissioned in June 1962 after graduation from the Naval Academy and served in the Marine Corps for 30 1/2 years. He served three combat tours in Vietnam as an infantry officer and was the Assistant Division Commander of the 1st Marine Division during operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm.  Sage is the recipient of two Silver Stars, the Purple Heart Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry Medal with Palm.

Key Points of Discussion

  • Sage’s concept of taking care of own in civilian life
  • Available and accessible to others
  • How to be a great boss
  • Learn from JERK

Key Milestones of this Episode

[01:10] Concept of taking care of your own in civilian life

[04:05] Making yourself accessible and available

[08:20] Characters of Leader

[12:08] Trick for being great boss

[15:46] Giving confidence to students

[17:46] Guest speakers in Class

Key Quotes by Tom Draude

  1. If I’m demonstrating I care about you because you’re one of mine and I care about the things that are most important to you or ought to be most important to you that is your wife and your children.
  2. “You can pretend to care but you can’t pretend to be there.”
  3. If you care about your people, then you’re going to go where they are and give them a chance to share with you the things that they think I want to be sure in a confidential environment.”
  4. A leader has a solemn obligation to be a person of integrity and character, all the things to the people that have privilege to lead, but also demonstrate that he genuinely cares about them.”
  5. “Absorb all of the things that allow your leadership to pour examples.”
  6. “You have a jerk learn from that jerk and then make the choice you can become bitter or better.”

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About Our Guest Tom Draude

Brigadier General Thomas V. Draude is a retired Marine Corps officer. Since retirement, Draude served with USAA and the Marine Corps University Foundation. He is currently an adjunct faculty member of St. Leo University in Florida, teaching on The Vietnam War, The Middle East and Modern Wars, and The Gulf Wars. He is also an adjunct faculty member at University of South Florida, teaching Why We Fight and How We Fight U.S. Wars.

To hear more about Tom’s journey, download this episode now.

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