Jun 15, 2022
Today we’re taking a break from the financial services industry and turning our attention to leadership. There aren’t many places where you’ll find better examples of this than our military, where officers are some of the best leaders in the world.
Let us introduce you to Navy Commander Charlie Hoover. From Navy flight instructor to commanding officer, Hoover’s incredible journey is one to be celebrated and recorded, which we will do on this episode. Find out what it was like to land a jet on an aircraft carrier, what it took to be awarded high honors in the Navy, his two favorite flight stories, and lessons in leadership.
1:41 – Welcome Charlie
2:51 – Favorite fishing story
4:21 – Journey to earning Navy wings
17:25 – Flight instructor in Penscola
19:34 – First solo flight on aircraft carrier
24:52 – Night landing
27:40 – Becoming a great leader
30:12 – Differences between props and jets
33:43 – Winning the Naval Battle “E” Award
37:55 – Two favorite flight stories
43:02 – Hoover shares a life lesson