The Diary of a West Point Cadet: A Graduate's Captivating and Hilarious Stories that Teach Vital Leadership Lessons from the US Military Academy [NOOK Book]

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Let's be honest. A lot of books about West Point or leadership can be very dry. Learning doesn't have to be that way.

In "The Diary of a West Point Cadet," by Captain Preston Pysh, the author teaches essential West Point leadership through the most fun and unique reading of any book in its class. Each intriguing firsthand account of Preston's top 12 enthralling and hilarious stories from attending West Point, will capture your interest and ...
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The Diary of a West Point Cadet: A Graduate's Captivating and Hilarious Stories that Teach Vital Leadership Lessons from the US Military Academy

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Overview

Let's be honest. A lot of books about West Point or leadership can be very dry. Learning doesn't have to be that way.

In "The Diary of a West Point Cadet," by Captain Preston Pysh, the author teaches essential West Point leadership through the most fun and unique reading of any book in its class. Each intriguing firsthand account of Preston's top 12 enthralling and hilarious stories from attending West Point, will capture your interest and imagination. The stories walk the reader down a personal journey many outsiders never see behind the thick stoney walls. As an added bonus, Preston efficiently summarizes how each gripping story taught him a vital leadership lesson that prepared him to be a combat commander with the renown 101st Airborne Division. If you are an aspiring cadet, a small-group leader, or even an emerging leader in corporate America, this book is for you.

If you like twists and turns while reading and learning, you are in for a treat. Learning about leadership and the United States Military Academy has never been this fun. Prepare to be glued to your seat and the text as you experience unforgettable stories and lessons from "The Point."

"As a former West Point professor, I can say with full confidence that Preston's book is one of the most captivating, humorous, and enlightening books on the institution. His first hand account and understanding of leadership principles are a standout compared to other books in its class. This is a must read for any service academy candidate or emerging leader."

Lieutenant Colonel Hank Taylor
OH-58D Kiowa Squadron Commander
101st Airborne Division, Kandahar, AF


"The most comical, yet serious insight one will ever read on West Point with valuable lessons from which all civilian and military leaders can benefit."

Major Adam Berlew
Operations Officer, Defense Logistics Agency
Kandahar, AF


"Insightful, witty, thought provoking. CPT Preston Pysh gives an insightful journey through our nation's most prestigious military academy. He also shares in vivid detail the development of a young man that would eventually transform into a highly successful, combat tested AH-64D Longbow Company Commander. Mandatory reading for those bound for service in our military forces."

Lieutenant Colonel Scott Hasken
AH-64D Apache Battalion Commander
101st Airborne Division, Tarin Kowt, AF


"I have had the honor of observing CPT Preston Pysh successfully command an AH-64D company in combat. His ability to translate his personal experience into insightful leadership lessons is indicative of his outstanding leadership style. Well written, entertaining, and thoughtfully crafted, this is a must read for junior officers and civilian leaders."

Major Bernard Harrington
Brigade Operations Officer
101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Kandahar, AF


"Nation, I want you to go to Amazon.com, and buy yourself a copy of Captain Pysh's Book, The Diary of a West Point Cadet. It is funny, it is touching, it is thought provoking, and that's just the cover."

Stephen Colbert
Comedy Central's Colbert Report
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012289117
  • Publisher: Pylon Publishing LLC
  • Publication date: 2/18/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 280,615
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Captain Preston Pysh has been a military leader for the last ten years and graduated from West Point with a degree in Aerospace Engineering. 
Upon graduation, he attended flight school at Fort Rucker, Alabama, where he became rated in the AH-64D Apache Attack Helicopter. After flight training, Captain Pysh was assigned to the 1-2 Attack Aviation Battalion at Camp Eagle, South Korea. While stationed in Korea, he worked as an Attack Platoon Leader, Battalion Adjutant, and Assistant Operations Officer.
Upon completion of his first overseas tour of duty, Captain Pysh attended the Military Intelligence Captain’s Career Course at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, and was then stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Once assigned to the 101st Airborne Division, he served as the Aviation Operations Battle Captain in Operation Enduring Freedom IX in Bagram Afghanistan.
Following a successful combat deployment, Captain Pysh was then assigned as the A Company, 1-101st AH-64D Apache Attack Helicopter Company Commander during a second year deployment for Operation Enduring Freedom X-XI. Captain Pysh’s company was directly responsible for the aerial security of the prominent Operation Dragon Strike mission in Kandahar city. His company performed some of the most kinetic enemy strikes during the nation’s most intense fighting in Afghanistan.
Captain Pysh is married to his lovely wife, Demi, and they proudly raise their two nieces, Kelly and Jenny.
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