Our member Terry Robling (3-Star Lieutenant General, U.S. Marine Corps, Retired and now CEO of a fantastic business, PKL Services) hosted our Vistage CEO Group at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar last week, spending the day with the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing.
What a fantastic day we had. A dream come true for me coming from the Aerospace Industry and using the design of a fighter plane and training of a fighter pilot to help business people understand agility (3 Core Concepts).
We walked the flight line, flew simulators (no phones/photographs allowed) and interacted with pilots, ground crew and commanders. I flew under San Diego’s Coronado bridge in an F18 Fighter Jet, CH53 Helicopter and V22 Osprey Tilt-Rotor!
Yes, yes, I was playing Top-Gun music all day!
Most of all, the 18 Vistage CEO members there that day all voiced how profoundly struck they were by the capability, professionalism and humility of everyone we met that day, top to bottom and bottom to top. All the way up to our host Colonel Michael Borgschulte, Assistant Wing Commander, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing and our member Terry Robling himself, giving us an overview of his 38 year military career and business overview now.
Not least of all, everyone left feeling inspired to do more to help our veterans transition into pivotal leadership positions in the business world when they retire from military service. More to come. Standby.