Lieutenant Colonel Rich Morales '99 Writes about Leadership in Iraq
Rich Morales '99, a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army currently serving in Iraq, recently published an essay in the Yale Daily News describing how his experience at Yale SOM helped prepare him for the challenges of leading soldiers in a battle zone, while striving to improve life for people in the country.
He says about his time at Yale SOM: "Not only did I acquire leadership insight and management skills that I use almost daily, but I was exposed to different ideas, I was encouraged to think more broadly and I gained a close cohort of lifelong friends who see the world from different perspectives. Yale gave me balance and has had a profound impact on how I learn, listen, and lead."
Morales argues in favor of reinstituting a ROTC program at Yale. "The greater good is best served by exporting more of Yale to all walks of life," he writes.
Read the full essay at the Yale Daily News website.