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Brigadier General visits Northwood history class

Posted Thursday, May 20, 2010

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Pittsboro, NC - Brigadier General James L. Anderson of the United States Army visited Phillip Little’s Military History class at Northwood High School on Friday, May 7. General Anderson’s visit is part of the class’s ongoing study of conflict, leadership, and decision-making models.

General Anderson’s awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, Bronze Star for Valor with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart, Legion of Merit, Air Medal with eleven Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Services Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, plus numerous service decorations.

After acquiring his PhD., Anderson served as a tenured professor and department head at the United State Military Academy until his retirement from the Army in 1997. Since retiring he formed his own company called JLA Leadership Consulting. His company helps businesses prepare their future leaders to lead through time-honored principles of leadership and to become "leaders of character."

Anderson spoke to the students about types of leaders and his philosophy of leadership which emphasizes competence, character, courage, and ethics. Anderson said, “Good character requires the understanding of what is right, fair, or good to do in a given circumstance and the courage to act in accordance with one’s understanding of what is right, fair, or good.”

 
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