Last week I had the pleasure to interview one of the most amazing women for WE Magazine for Women, a leader among leaders. Her name: Becky Halstead, retired Brigadier General, United States Army. General “Becky” is by far one of the most down to earth, committed leaders I have ever interviewed and so I am excited to share that interview podcast with you. She told me her friends called her Becky and invited me to do the same. With her background, experience and steadfast service to our great nation, I felt it only right to put the “General” first.
In this interview General Becky talks about what inspired her to seek a military career, what it was like her first year at West Point, her first year in the service and her most memorable moments serving the military and the United States.
Here is a brief bio about General Becky…
General Becky founded her own leader consultancy company, STEADFAST Leadership, LLC, following 27 years of service in the U.S. military and her role as Executive Director for a leadership consultancy company.
With more than 15 years of executive‐level leadership experience, developing and training high-performing, complex and diverse teams capable of strategic planning and execution Becky has a proven record of leading change, building successful teams in demanding environments (Afghanistan and Iraq, Germany, South America), and creating innovative solutions, systems and programs to complex problems.
Due to some technical issues General Becky’s Interview is in two parts. Click on the icons below to listen in:
A 1981 graduate of the United States Military Academy Becky achieved an historic milestone as the first female graduate of West Point to be promoted to General Officer. She was the senior Commanding General for logistics in Iraq, and was the first female in U.S. history to command in combat at the strategic level. In this capacity she was responsible for leading over 200 multi‐disciplined units (20,000 military and 5,000 civilians) located across 55 different bases, providing supply, maintenance, transportation and distribution support to over 250,000 personnel serving in Iraq.
Becky honorably served with the U.S. Army and retired as a General Officer in 2008.
Today Becky specializes in inspirational speaking (nationally and internationally; corporate and academic), developing leader training programs, leader coaching, consulting and advising. She also authored her first book on leadership, 24/7: The First Person You Must Lead Is YOU. You can learn more about General Becky Halstead here: http://www.beckyhalstead.com/
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