Goals

Hal Moore on Leadership
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In early 2021 in Hal Moore’s files, I found a detailed initial outline of what would later grow into the “Hal Moore on Leadership” book. This series of posts pulls from that outline – mostly short paragraphs or bullets.

For more detail, check out the book. The focus of Moore’s life after retirement from the military was on helping and mentoring others along the path to becoming great leaders. We hope the quick points he makes in these posts inspire you to greatness. In addition, this provides additional insight for the Naming Commission as it considers renaming Army bases. In the analysis to rename Fort Benning, a Fort dedicated to leadership and training, what better name could there be than Hal and Julie Moore – both exceptional leaders who lived these values?

In January, 2021 the Senate voted 81-13 to pass the law to rename military bases. Given this overwhelming majority, Fort Benning will be renamed. We understand many object to changing history, but the only option now is to help the Naming Commission select the new name. Please support our effort to rename Fort Benning for Hal and Julie Moore to recognize the sacrifice of military families.

Get a goal

You’ve got to have a dream in this life to move towards or you’re dead in the water.  AND, once you realize that dream, accomplish that goal – get another!

My first life changing goal was the decision to try to attend the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY.  I was 15 years old and living in Bardstown, KY:  Population 1800.  I  had given no thought to the future beyond my next football, basketball, or baseball game.  But my father had.  He was a Life Insurance agent, no savings, father of 4, and never finished high school.  Nor had my mother.  But he had a dream.  He wanted each of us kids to get a college degree.  He called me to his office in that spring of 1937, before the world exploded, sat me down and suggested I try to get into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. and become an Army officer.  That became my dream, and the goal I worked relentlessly to attain for the next 2 ½ years.  Getting that appointment was a long and arduous process that challenged me to use all of my resources and never accept no as an answer.  And, when I finally got the appointment, I had to set a new and equally difficult goal – graduation.

Be proactive, not reactive in attaining those goals.

In going after your goals, realize that you are in control of your destiny and no one else.  Don’t wait for something to happen to you, make something happen to advance your position,

More Points
Please sign the petitions to rename Fort Benning and Fort Rucker

Whether you like the idea or not, federal law requires all bases named for Confederates be renamed.
Let’s help them make the right choice for Fort Benning and Fort Davis!
Beyond the individual contributions of Hal Moore, renaming Fort Benning also recognizes the equally important contributions of the military spouse and family.
His many accomplishments make General Davis deserving of this honor – even more so when you see how he had to overcome crushing prejudice to achieve greatness.

Reading List (links to Amazon)

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