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The role of Army Pathfinders originated with the U.S. military during World War II. These specialized soldiers were parachuted into Europe ahead of the D-Day invasion. Their mission: establish and operate drop zones, pickup zones, and landing sites for airborne troops and air supply operations in support of ground unit commanders. They were the first soldiers deployed into enemy territory and the last to leave.
Our guest today is one of the first female Army Pathfinders.
Master Sergeant (Ret.) Erinn Watkins served in the U.S. Army for 29 years. She's an accomplished pilot, having flown and tested some of the most advanced Army helicopters in operation. She's also an esteemed administrator, having helped to build, develop, and implement the Human Resources Management System used to track Soldier and civilian data for the National Guard Bureau.
Working across such a diverse functional spectrum requires an incredible set of skills. She joins Carrie Fox to lay out just a bit of the history that has led her to writing her new book, "PathfYnder: How I Use Emotional Control to Build Success and Get What I Want.”
- (00:00) - Welcome to Mission Forward
- (00:42) - Introducing Master Sgt Erinn Watkins
- (12:00) - Emotional Control
- (16:49) - Body Language
- (23:05) - About the Book