Thursday, March 24, 2011

Examples of Leadership from "Jarhead"

A big thank you to Tim Bartlett, Engine Captain 7132, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, for taking our recent leadership challenge by submitting the following clip suggestions to the Leadership in Cinema program.

Jarhead (2005)

"The movie Jarhead has a few good instances were the main character stepped up and lead his folks through some very trying times."
  • Clip suggestion #1: Scene involving troops getting shot at by A-10s. The leader quickly recognizes, assesses, and reorganizes as well a calms the troops and returns them to the task at hand.
  • Clip suggestion #2: The oilfield scene. "...the Marines encounter burning oil wells, lit by the retreating Iraqis, and they attempt to dig sleeping holes as a rain of crude oil falls from the sky. Before they can finish them, Sykes orders the squad to move to where the wind prevents the oil from raining on them. While digging new sleeping holes, Swoff discovers Fowler has defiled an Iraqi corpse which drives Swoff to the point of wanting to fight him. Troy breaks up the fight and orders Fowler to bury the body somewhere else." (Wikipedia)
Do you know of the clips Tim has suggested? Let's discuss them here.

If you have other clip or movie suggestions, let us know.

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