ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Robert Brescia, Executive Director of the John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute at Odessa, Texas is eminently qualified to speak about Americanism, leadership, and service. Bob has twenty-seven years of public service as an Airborne Ranger Cavalry soldier, NCO, and commissioned officer in the U.S. Army. Bob graduated with distinction from the Executive Leadership Doctoral Program with the George Washington University. The Texas Civil Rights Project recognized him as one of their “Heroes and Leaders” for 2015. He is a regular columnist for the Public Administration Times. Bob also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors at Basin PBS Television in Midland, Texas and board member of the American Red Cross of the Permian Basin. He is grateful to have one of the finest staffs ever at the JBS Institute—they are inspiring, supportive—and they are all great Americans.