It’s a nice feeling knowing your boss appreciates your work and values you as an employee. This sentiment surely extends to soldiers enlisted in the military, who serve in a regimented hierarchy of command. That is why it was nice to hear the head of the U.S. Special Operations, Admiral William McRaven, vocalize his deep respect and admiration for the brave men and women serving under him.
In his first interview since the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound last year, McRaven was asked whether he was disappointed upon learning he had finished as runner-up for Time Magazine’s annual “Person of the Year” contest.
“It’s not about me,” he said. “It’s about that young E-5 with two kids on his eleventh deployment. That’s who the real heroes are.”
Homes for Heroes couldn’t agree more! We salute Admiral McRaven for his small, albeit meaningful statement recognizing the countless men and women who give so much so often without being duly commended. Thank you!