“You are the frontlines—no matter where or how you serve.”
It began as a personal memoir for her son. Reflecting on her ten years of post 9/11 military service, Marjorie K. Eastman wanted to capture the lessons and inspiration she’d learned serving beside men and women who represent the very best of what it means to be American. And these service members represent just 1 percent of the American public. Eastman identifies this group as the Frontline Generation and notes it is an untapped reservoir of leaders—now back in our communities—who have been strengthened by the unique difficulties of post 9/11 service.
The compelling journey of Eastman’s time in uniform culminates in her final assignment, when she was responsible for the lives of over 100 troops—men and women—scattered throughout Eastern Afghanistan. Her first-person account of that time is a moving story from personal commitment to the conviction that service—no matter where or how—is the best path to success. She offers lessons on life, leadership, service, and the way for every person to find a role in them.
Eastman’s journal entries further reveal frustrations, inspiration, joy, heartbreak, laughter, purpose, resolve, and the remarkable ways service members came together to solve problems and break boundaries. She defines the legacy her Frontline Generation leaves on this country, and encourages readers to think about who they want to be, how they can make a difference, how they can make their lives count. Service is the key.
The Frontline Generation abounds with wisdom, compassion, and humor.
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Table of ContentsPrologue: How I Met Your Mother (C. W. Eastman)
Preface: The 1 Percent We Should Be Talking About
Introduction: Fist Full of Glitter
Part 1: The Road to Command
You Have a Choice
Sometimes All You Should Do Is Smile
Chart Your Own Path
Collect and Wear Pearls of Wisdom
Yes Men and No Men
Arrive Before You Arrive
Part 2: In Command and Mobilization
Embrace the Suck
Never Turn Down a Command
Profiles in Courage
There Is No Bench Team
Part 3: Afghanistan
You See a Light, You Don't Hear One
Sometimes You Should Cry
Christmas Lights All Year
Asking the Right Questions
Close Calls Don't Discriminate
Never Shower Alone
Easier to Ask Forgiveness Than Permission
What Color Is Your Cape?
Skin in the Game
For Love of Country . . . My Soldiers
Like a Girl
Epilogue: Service Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning
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