Col. Wesley L. Fox, USMC (Ret.), retired from the Marine Corps in 1993 after forty-three years of distinguished service. He joined the Marines in 1950 and served in the Korean War. Commissioned a lieutenant in 1966, he served as an advisor with the Vietnamese Marines. He later commanded a rifle company and was involved in an action that resulted in his award of the Medal of Honor. His last active duty was as Commanding Officer, Officer Candidate School where he retired in 1993 In addition to the Medal of Honor, he received two awards of the Legion of Merit, a Bronze Star with Combat V, four awards of the Purple Heart, and numerous commendations. From 1993 until his retirement in 2001, Fox served as deputy commandant of cadets at Virginia Tech.
"In what could be considered a top-tier resource for any aspiring leader, retired colonel Wesley L. Fox turns his more than 40 years of military experience into a leadership primer consisting of the most critical attributes that leaders must have to ensure success for themselves and their organizations. A sound understanding of leadership at this level prepares such officers for success at the operational and strategic levels. Because Colonel Fox's book offers that sound understanding, aspiring leaders should add it to their short list of must-read material." -- Air & Space Power Journal