Always Leave An Airman Behind: A Real Story of Surviving The Crab Leadership Culture (paperback)
Always Leave An Airman Behind: A Real Story of Surviving The Crab Leadership Culture is a story about one Airman's journey from being poor and homeless to becoming an international award-winning top performer. The story details the journey of this Airman as he climbs the ranks and discovers the leadership lapses that are prevalent in the service that created a toxic culture of retribution, bullying, and pettiness that is a contributing factor to the growing military and veteran suicide epidemic.
The author was a poor recruit from a family that was devastated by drug abuse and was saved by joining the military and he went on to achieve high levels of success in the service. His journey details the "crab leadership" he faced at every assignment and how the average leaders in units across the service.
The story follows the evolution of this young recruit into a seasoned leader that made a positive impact on 10,000s of Airmen across the world and his eventual excommunication from the service due to bullying from high ranking members in his unit