Transformational Leadership and Peace Through Strength
Governor Palin reiterated her message of peace through strength and quoted her forebear, Ronald Reagan, saying “freedom is never more than a generation away from extinction,” and that we must fight to remain free. She thanked those present for their service and encouraged more Americans to do the same.
Notice in the rest of the video, how Governor Palin comports herself and interacts with everyone: classic Transformational Leadership in action.
Governor Palin promoted three Army National Guard soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment. on June 26, 2009 at Camp Bondsteel (Promotion, 2009, Â¶1).
Staff Sergeant Bryant Cox, from Wasilla, was promoted to Sergeant First Class (E-6 to E-7), Sergeant Douglas Montini, from Fairbanks, was promoted to Staff Sergeant (E-5 to E-6), and Sergeant Keith Nosbish, from Anchorage, was promoted to Staff Sergeant (E-5 to E-6) (Promotion, 2009, Â¶2).
“These soldiers are doing an outstanding job to ensure freedom to those who were oppressed, and I am proud of their accomplishments and their promotions while overseas,” Governor Palin said (Promotion, 2009, Â¶3).
Final Farewell to Fallen Ft. Richardson Soldier: Brian N. Bradshaw, 24
Governor Palin offered her condolences to the family and friends of a Fort Richardson soldier who died in Afghanistan. First Lieutenant Brian N. Bradshaw, 24, of Steilacoom, Washington, died Thursday in Kheyl, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. “First Lieutenant Bradshaw served his country with honor and courage,” Governor Palin said. “Todd and I extend our deepest sympathies to his family, friends and fellow soldiers as they mourn his loss. We will never forget the sacrifices made by all those serving in uniform.” (Condolences, 2009, Â¶1).
First Lieutenant Bradshaw was assigned to C Company, 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska (Condolences, 2009, Â¶2).
A state flag, along with a letter of condolence, will be sent to his family (Condolences, 2009, Â¶3).
Alaska Governor Sarah Palin poses for a group shot with California Army National Guard Soldiers deployed to Kosovo on a peacekeeping mission. During her visit to the Balkans, Palin also visited Army National Guard troops from Alaska. U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Adam David Pepper.
During her visit to Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, Governor Sarah Palin stops to take photos with Soldiers from the Alaska Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment. U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Adam David Pepper.
Governor Sarah Palin is escorted by Alaska Army National Guard Soldiers as she walks through the city of Ferizaj/Urosevac. Palin is currently in the Balkans visiting the Alaska Guard’s 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Adam David Pepper.
Meeting with L. Kalavaitis, Ministry of National Defense, Lithuania
Courtesy of Sgt. L.Kalvaitis at the Ministry of National Defense Republic of Lithuania. Retrieved from Conservatives4Palin coverage on Kosovo trip
“As commander-in-chief, Governor Palin is the one we look to for leadership and inspiration while serving and defending the sovereign boundaries of Alaska,” said Lt. Gen. (AK) Craig E. Campbell, Adjutant General of the Alaska National Guard (Kosovo, 2009, Â¶4).
Notice the photo from Conservatives4Palin of Governor Palin meeting with Lithuania’s Defense Minister. This is a significant foreign policy experience accomplishment item.
Governor Palin is a guardian angel to our soldiers and is herself ready to stand guard over the house we call the United States of America. We hope that in 1,304 days, all branches of the military will be under her command.
Gov Mourns Loss of Ft Richardson Soldier: First Lieutenant Brian N. Bradshaw. (2009, June 26). State of Alaska, Governor. Retrieved June 26, 2009 from: http://www.gov.state.ak.us/news.php?id=1938
Governor Palin promotes three Army Guard Soldiers in Kosovo. (2009, June 26). State of Alaska, Governor. Retrieved June 26, 2009 from: http://www.gov.state.ak.us/news.php?id=1939
Governor Palin Visits Alaska National Guard in Kosovo. (2009, June 25). State of Alaska, Governor. Retrieved June 26, 2009 from: http://www.gov.state.ak.us/news.php?id=1937
Omnius, V. (2009, June 26). “Bumped: Video: Palin addressing troops in Kosovo; Update: Additional footage.” Conservatives4Palin. Retrieved June 26, 2009 from: http://www.conservatives4palin.com/2009/06/video-palin-addressing-troops-in-kosovo.html