Truman Thursdays – Commanding Officer Joe Clarkson on Leadership

Posted 01.28.2010

As promised, over the next several Thursdays I’ll be sharing interviews with some of the commissioned and enlisted personnel I met on my recent trip to the aircraft carrier, USS Harry S Truman. The basic question I asked everyone was, “What are you looking for in a leader?”  First up with his answer to that question is the commanding officer of the Truman, Captain Joe Clarkson. If you’re looking for insights into how the top leader of a complex operation approaches his job, listen to what Captain Clarkson has to say.

(By the way, the plane launching from the deck in the opening segment is an E-2 Hawkeye.)