|(Frank Guzman, Acting USFS Deputy Director of Fire & Aviation Management, presenting Rowdy Muir with the 2015 Paul Gleason Lead by Example Award)|
If I can leave a positive impact on at least one person, I could leave this life knowing I was successful. - Rowdy MuirRowdy Muir
Honored for Initiative and Innovation
Rowdy Muir has been selected as one of the recipients for the 2015 Paul Gleason Lead by Example award. Four individuals 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. Rowdy’s work in support of the Wildland Fire Leadership Development Program has been a demonstration of motivation and vision.
Rowdy was recognized for his ability to take care of people and ensuring students of fire and leadership at every level have the best possible opportunity for success. Rowdy's willingness to not only develop and deliver leadership development opportunities but also uphold the very values and principles he presents through personal initiative and innovative teaching methods are commendable. His work with the newly approved L-380 agency training package provides a set of tools and techniques junior leaders can use to build and maintain cohesive crews or teams.
|(Dan Olsen, Acting USFS Director of Fire & Aviation Management, congratulating Rowdy Muir)|
|(A humbled Rowdy Muir)|
- Empower your subordinates to lead.
- Mentor, mentor, mentor and then get out of the way.
- Lead by example.
- Learn from your mistakes.
- Always play as a team.
- Along the journey make time to get in the dirt with them.