Under the Stars

DSC_6187About the Location:  The small city of Leh, India is nestled into the foothills of the Himalayas in the state of Jammu & Kashmir.  Formerly the capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, it sits at nearly 12,000 feet above sea level.  From there, a 1.5-hour drive will get you into the mountains near a small village called Rumbak, accessible only by foot.  We camped about an hour’s hike from Rumbak in sub-freezing temperatures at about 14,000 feet.  The terrain was rough and unforgiving.  The rewards were unmatched. continue…

War College

DSC_2660About the Location:  Along the eastern edge of Hains Point in Washington, DC there is a clear view across the Washington Channel of the National War College.  Roosevelt Hall, pictured here, was built in 1907 and has hosted the National War College since its inception in 1946.  You’ll find mid and senior military officers here studying strategic leadership in a complex global ecosystem. continue…