My philosophy is “leadership from the front.” This philosophy includes continuously setting an example for subordinates while always displaying a personal standard of moral, mental, and physical excellence. This philosophy demands that leaders are “first in, last out,” continuously demonstrating their ability to decisively take charge of a situation as they possess a superb knowledge of their people, organization and environment. This philosophy also requires that those in positions of strategic and operational authority understand firsthand the challenges that their subordinates face down to the lowest level. This leadership philosophy is not the norm in corporate settings, but is a time honored tradition in the U.S. Marine Corps and the FDNY. This approach to leadership has consistently proven effective, yielding unparalleled operational results while also ensuring the welfare of personnel.