A remote to Clear Air Station, Alaska gave me new respect for my family and an understanding of the great sacrifice military members experience. I feel this assignment gave me an insight into how much I really depend on my families support and trust in their decisions. I believe to become a successful leader one needs an understanding of the sacrifices which might be required by our subordinates, and time away from a loved one
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but thankfully they are mostly for attention.
My experience taught me much about myself, my family, and military profession. I regret some of the things I missed while gone, but think if I had not been given that assignment I would have missed out on those things anyway (given the way I used to behave). I believe, at least in my case, you do not realize what you have until it is missing.