Tuesday, April 29, 2014

2013 Paul Gleason Lead By Example Award Winner - Jim Shultz

Jim Shultz
(Jim Shultz; photo credit: National Park Service Fire and Aviation Management)
Jim Shultz
Wildland Fire Training Specialist
National Park Service – Fire and Aviation
Honored for Mentoring and Teamwork

Jim Shultz has been selected as one of the recipients for the 2013 Paul Gleason Lead by Example award. Three individuals and one group from across the wildland fire service have been chosen to receive this national award.

The award was created by the NWCG Leadership Committee to remember Paul Gleason’s contributions to the wildland fire service. During a career spanning five decades, Paul was a dedicated student of fire, a teacher of fire, and a leader of firefighters. The intent of this award is to recognize individuals or groups who exhibit this same spirit and who exemplify the wildland fire leadership values and principles. Jim’s work in support of the Wildland Fire Leadership Development Program has been a demonstration of mentoring and teamwork.

Jim has been recognized for his ability to develop subordinates across agency boundaries through programs like the Fire and Aviation Mentoring program and National Interagency Joint Apprentice Committee. As Deputy Commander for the honor Guards and Pipes and Drums, his calm demeanor and leadership skills helped ensure all honor guards worked together to make the Granite Mountain Hotshot Memorial Service as seamless as possible.

As an advocate for leadership development, Jim seeks improvement and develop others for the betterment of the individual as well as the team and organization. This has been shown through field assignments and pioneering the Wildland Fire Leadership and Career Development video series to help young firefighters answer questions regarding the rights steps to take toward a permanent career as a wildland firefighter. Jim exemplifies the values of duty, respect and integrity.

Congratulations, Jim, on your accomplishments. You have provided an example for others to follow.


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