One of my daily reads for a very long time now has been Sgt. Hook.
Until recently, a company first sergeant of an aviation company, Sgt. Hook has brought to life the honorable men and women that serve us today throughout the world. Earlier this year, his unit deployed to Afghanistan where they have served with distinction.
It was clear to me that Hook was a fantastic leader – because he cared deeply about his men and women – and it showed in what he wrote. Some of his tales of courage in leadership and of the sacrifices made by his men remind me of my own humble lessons that I try to teach to my team.
For his leadership, Hook was recently selected for promotion to Sergeant Major.
I’m saddened tonight by his decision to close down his weblog.
Hook, however, ends his time here among the bloggers with one final post. A class act to the end.
Farewell, you’ll be missed…