What was the hardest walk you have ever had to make?

John had to make that walk and it ended up being the 100 meters from his office to the Secretary of Defense and share some hard news. 

John Wayne Troxell is a retired United States Army senior non-commissioned officer who served as the third Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  This position made him the most senior enlisted member of the United States Armed Forces. He enlisted in the United States Army in September 1982.

Troxell’s five combat tours of duty included making the combat parachute jump and service in Operation Just Cause in Panama, Operation Desert Shield/Storm, two tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. 

Topics Covered:

  • The fall of Afghanistan
  • Losing purpose after leaving 
  • VA Benefits 
  • Why change is so hard for DOD
  • The longest walk 
  • Raising Sons

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