By Ken Larson
The world is crying for great leaders. They are out there, but I believe they are hesitant to step forward. It is worth examining why and what has happened to some recent United States great leaders.
This author watched for over 40 years in aerospace and defense as the massive machine of government ground up men of integrity who had a true sense of leadership, purpose and service.
Unknown to the average American is the swinging door of military personnel who enter the defense industrial complex and then move on into government civil positions, lobbying activities or enterprises tapping their former service background for gain and greed. Statesmanship and integrity have a difficult time surviving in that environment. The potential for waste, fraud and abuse is tremendous:
Star Creep and the Revolving Door
Oversight organizations such as POGO have highlighted many cases of abuse where former military…
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