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Bob Fricke, VMI Class of 1978, was one of our 2019 leadership conference breakout speakers.

Alumni speakers provided our audience with personal examples where individuals had to lead through or despite the disruption, addressing our theme.

In this episode, Fricke shared his definition of leadership and how that remained fairly consistent throughout his life, the powerful lessons he learned as a young lieutenant, and how that's carried over into a new teaching career. Fricke said that teaching has tested his leadership more than any other job he's had from the military, FBI, and government contracting. Hear more of Fricke's insights and advice to new cadets or even new graduates!

Robert L. Fricke ‘78 is a former military officer who served in the Field Artillery branch of the U.S. Army.  Following his military service, Mr. Fricke served as a Special Agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation and retired in 2008 after 25 years with that agency.  He is currently an educator and instructor with a background in Federal law enforcement, government intelligence, and compliance in high risk, complex environments.  

You may also follow this episode on YouTube (with edited Closed Captioning) or embedded on our website with a full transcript or learn about the VMI Center for Leadership and Ethics and its programs.

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