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Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight D. Eisenhower was known to be many things. He was a successful commanding general in Europe during the second World War and one of America’s most respected Presidents. One of his greatest achievements was his vision and ultimate creation of what is now known as Dwight D. Eisenhower System of Interstate and Defense Highways. Dwight D. Eisenhower was both a visionary and ethical leader because he knew the United States needed a safe and efficient Interstate Highway system and had a ‘Great Plan’ to achieve it. He put much thought and consideration into the positive and negative impacts of construction and the effects it could have on the greater good of the American public. Dwight D. Eisenhower was a transformational …show more content…

I also personally had an ethical dilemma and had to use intellectual empathy and courage with a touch of inspirational motivation to weigh the positive and negative attributes of sending half my team home early during a deployment to Afghanistan. President Eisenhower showed great moral character and was an ethical and visionary leader during both his time in the military and as President.
Visionary Leader
President Dwight D. Eisenhower was a visionary leader because he recognized the need for change and used inspirational motivation to propel his vision of a unified, connected nation through a safe and efficient Interstate Highway system. In 1919, the then Major Eisenhower was part of a convoy of military vehicles traveling from Washington D.C. to San Francisco. The journey was long and arduous, and he noted that the country lacked any sort of highway infrastructure. Upon his return to the United States after World War II (WWII), Eisenhower had an appreciation of the German Autobahn and its efficiency in carrying the German Army quickly and efficiently across the country …show more content…

After a couple months of garbage details, I was faced with an ethical dilemma when I was given the opportunity to send half my team home early, and they’d be home by Christmas. I was ready to send people home after the first week so I began to compile a list and prioritize personnel qualifications. Additionally, I had to think about the upcoming missions that weren’t on the radar yet, but I had an advanced warning of. It was imperative I selected the right people to go or stay. Morale was non-existent and most of the individuals weren’t motivated to do anything. I used intellectual courage to look at the big picture. I had nothing but negative thoughts about the deployment and wanted to send people home as soon as possible. However, my colleague reminded me of some of the upcoming operations we may potentially play a part in and there was a high probability we’d be tasked. I knew that if I set my guys home, one of the Quick Reaction Team’s (QRT) in the AOR would have to pick up the slack, and my team was strategically located in country and had the proper qualifications. I flexed my intellectual empathy to put myself in the shoes of the busy QRT members. They’d been on road constantly,

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