Welcome to the fortieth episode of the Lessons from the Cockpit podcast!
Chief Master Sergeant Dave Nordel had the distinction of being the Senior Non-Commissioned Officer for Air Refueling Wings, Numbered Air Forces, and deployed locations overseas. Chief Dave shares his stories of leadership and lessons learned, many written in his International Best Selling book Giving Back: Life and Leadership from the Farm to the Combat Zone and Beyond.
One chilling story in this episode… Dave deployed to Somalia three days after the Battle of Mogadishu in October 1993, with helicopter pilot of Army MH-60 SUPER 61 Mike Durrant still a prisoner of the Somalis. Dave was involved in the planning and execution of missions to rescue and protect US soldiers in Somalia.
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Mark – Thanks for the opportunity! This is important work!
Chief Dave, thanks for coming on and sharing your story and lessons learned. It was great having you on the show!