Wisdom from 30 years in Special Operations:
CMSGT Davide Keaton
Retired Pararescue Chief Davide Keaton shares some war stories and insights from his long, honorable career.
Chief Master Sergeant Keaton shares some war stories with us, including the time he won the Pitsenbarger Award after saving the lives of 5 women and children who were used as human shields by an enemy force in Afghanistan. Along the way he illustrates some lessons learned and leadership pointers that he picked up while leading some of America’s most elite operators throughout his 30 year career working in special operations as a PJ and reaching the highest enlisted rank in the United States Air Force.
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