In 1980, Colonel Jill Morgenthaler saved an American engineer from being kidnapped by the Soviets. In 2004, she stared down Saddam Hussein.
Retired Colonel Jill Morgenthaler is a woman of many firsts. She was one of the first women cadets in ROTC to train with men. At 22 years old, she was the first woman military intelligence commander along the DMZ in South Korea. She was the first woman Battalion commander in the 88th Division and she was the first woman Brigade commander in the 84th Division.
Colonel Morgenthaler received a Bronze Star in Iraq and the Legion of Merit upon her retirement in 2006.
In Illinois, Colonel Morgenthaler was the first woman to run homeland security.
She is also the author of The Courage to Take Command – Leadership Lessons from a Military Trailblazer.
Today she shares tactics and techniques for want-to-be and have-to-be leaders to be their best.
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These are books that Jill mentioned in her podcast