In Episode 54, Bryan Wittmeyer interviews Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, USA (Ret.) the Pershing Chair for Strategic Studies at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), an organization dedicated to ensuring a strong and enduring transatlantic alliance rooted in democratic values and principles. He served 38 years in the U.S. Army as an Infantry Officer, commanding at every level from Platoon to Brigade Commander, including three operational deployments. They discuss challenges facing the NATO alliance, key areas where we can strengthen the NATO alliance after COVID and why, his most influential lessons as a military leader, and the importance of taking responsibility. LTG(R) Hodges Recommended Reading: -Cathrine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie -Peter the Great: His Life and World by Robert K. Massie -Once an Eagle by Anton Myrer -Defeat into Victory by Field-Marshall Sir William Slim -George C. Marshall: Defender of the Republic by David L. Roll -Grant and Sherman Memoirs by Ulysses S. Grant and W.T. Sherman Interested in an interview with a particular leader? Have a question you'd like to hear answered? Contact us @DODReads or firstname.lastname@example.org. Finally, head to DODReads for more resources, free books, and interviews with military authors. The views presented in this episode are those of the participants and do not reflect the views of the Department of Defense or its components.
Lieutenant General (Retired) Ben Hodges | Talking leadership and operating in a VUCA world
The Ben Morton Leadership Podcast
We explore leadership and operating in a VUCA world with Lieutenant General (Retired) Ben Hodges who holds the Pershing Chair in Strategic Studies at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), that he joined in February 2018.A native of Quincy, Florida, General Hodges graduated from the United States Military Academy in May 1980 and was commissioned in the Infantry. After his first assignment as an Infantry Lieutenant in Garlstedt, Germany, he commanded Infantry units at the Company, Battalion, and Brigade levels in the 101st Airborne Division, serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.General Hodges has also served in a numerous Joint and Army Staff positions including Aide-de-Camp to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe; Chief of Staff, 18th Airborne Corps; Director of the Pakistan Afghanistan Coordination Cell on the Joint Staff; Chief of Legislative Liaison for the United States Army; and Commander, NATO Allied Land Command (İzmir, Turkey). His last military assignment was as Commanding General, United States Army Europe from 2014 to 2017. He retired from the U.S. Army in January 2018 before taking up his role at CEPA.I know I probably shouldn’t say this, but this episode ranks in my personal top 5 as I found Ben to be an incredibly humble and erudite man. There is so much practical wisdom and leadership advice in this episode that comes directly from him of those he has worked with and for. Enjoy!Links Mentioned:Find out more about Ben’s work: https://twitter.com/general_ben Find out more about Ben’s work: https://linktr.ee/BMLeadershipThe Colorado Retreat with Carola Becker and Dr Vikki Barnes Join nutritionist Carola Becker and psychologist Dr Vikki Barnes for the ski trip of a lifetime in Keystone, Colorado. Because they are experts in health and wellbeing, this trip will be the kickstart to your healthy year – relax, have fun and learn how you can make wellbeing a part of your daily life! Vikki will teach you the benefits of positive psychology and mindset whilst Carola will share how food and nutrients increase your performance for clearer thinking and better decision making. A massage therapist will be on hand to help you relax after a long day of skiing. Together, the team will help you to embrace wellbeing and take it home with you after an amazing holiday. Are you ready for the time of your life? You can find all the details here: https://www.carolabecker.com/award-winning-retreats/luxury-ski-retreat-in-colorado-20-30-jan-2022 For an exclusive 15% discount use the code RETREAT15BM when you book your space!
Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges: Great Power Competition prevents Great Power Conflict
Westminster Institute talks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbL3lw7cewc Lieutenant General (Retired) Ben Hodges holds the Pershing Chair in Strategic Studies at the Center for European Policy Analysis. He joined CEPA in February 2018. A native of Quincy, Florida, General Hodges graduated from the United States Military Academy in May 1980 and was commissioned in the Infantry. After his first assignment as an Infantry Lieutenant in Garlstedt, Germany, he commanded Infantry units at the Company, Battalion, and Brigade levels in the 101st Airborne Division, including Command of the First Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne” of the 101st Airborne Division in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM (2003-2004). His other operational assignments include Chief of Operations for Multi-National Corps-Iraq in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM (2005-2006) and Director of Operations, Regional Command South in Kandahar, Afghanistan (2009-2010). General Hodges has also served in a variety of Joint and Army Staff positions to include Tactics Instructor; Chief of Plans, 2nd Infantry Division in Korea; Aide-de-Camp to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe; Chief of Staff, XVIII Airborne Corps; Director of the Pakistan Afghanistan Coordination Cell on the Joint Staff; Chief of Legislative Liaison for the United States Army; and Commander, NATO Allied Land Command (İzmir, Turkey). His last military assignment was as Commanding General, United States Army Europe (Wiesbaden, Germany) from 2014 to 2017. He retired from the U.S. Army in January 2018.
Stephen Sackur speaks to retired US general Ben Hodges, former Commander of the US Army in Europe. The 20th century was in many ways shaped by America’s unrivalled power; two decades into the new century, and it's clear the story arc is shifting. China is projecting its power across the globe, Russia is out to reassert its regional supremacy, and the limits of American power have been exposed from Iraq to Afghanistan. Is the US in danger of losing the race to define the 21st century?
Russia and NATO in Eastern Europe, with GEN (Ret.) Curtis Scaparrotti and LTG (Ret.) Ben Hodges
What are Russia’s goals are in their military posture in and around Ukraine, and how might the U.S. and NATO respond? General (Ret.) Curtis Scaparrotti and Lieutenant General (Ret.) Ben Hodges join Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Jim Townsend to discuss Russia’s military presence on the Ukrainian border, the drawdown of Russian troops, and NATO’s broader posture in Eastern Europe. General (Ret.) Curtis Scaparrotti is a senior counselor at the Cohen Group. In 2019, he completed a distinguished 41-year career in the US Army as the Commander, US European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe, NATO. Lieutenant General (Ret.) Ben Hodges holds the Pershing Chair in Strategic Studies at the Center for European Policy Analysis. He previously served in the U.S. Army for 38 years, completing his last assignment as commander of U.S. Army Europe from 2014-2017 in Wiesbaden, Germany.
Ben Hodges: Putin has killed and tried to kill the state’s enemies
LTV Ziņu dienests
Can sharp rhetoric escalate into an armed US-China conflict in the coming years? As Ben Hodges, the former US Army Commander in Europe, emphasized for the "Pasaules Panorama", this cannot be ruled out. Speaking about Biden's position towards Russia, the retired general and now Pershing Chair in Strategic Studies for the European Policy Analysis Center (CEPA) sums up - direct language only helps, because if you are being pushed around by a bully, you punch him right in the nose.
We are joined by Ben Hodges, a part-time PhD with the University of Northampton. Ben's research explores British Intelligence operations during the inter-war period. During this podcast we discuss working through covid, deferring studies, and balancing work and study during a pandemic.