The Professionals Playbook

Major General (Ret.) gives a Master-Class on Leadership, Talks Day 1 of Desert Storm, and Discusses Cyber Ops--Brett Williams

November 26, 2019 Justin "HASARD" Lee Episode 31
The Professionals Playbook
Major General (Ret.) gives a Master-Class on Leadership, Talks Day 1 of Desert Storm, and Discusses Cyber Ops--Brett Williams
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Major General (Ret.) gives a Master-Class on Leadership, Talks Day 1 of Desert Storm, and Discusses Cyber Ops--Brett Williams
Nov 26, 2019 Episode 31
Justin "HASARD" Lee

My guest today is Major General (Ret.) Brett Williams. He is a command pilot with over 3,700 hours and 100 combat missions in the F-15C Eagle. He was also the Commander for the Air Force's largest combat wing. In his final active duty assignment, General Williams was the Director of Operations for U.S. Cyber Command where he was responsible for planning and executing both defensive and offensive cyberspace operations. He is a leading authority on cyber security and is now the COO of IronNet, a company that leverages AI and machine learning to protect nations and companies against advanced threats. 

In our conversation, General Williams talks about leading an 8-ship of Eagles on day 1 of Desert Storm, his leadership philosophy, and the top things to protect yourself from a cyber attack. His discussion on leadership is one of the best I've heard.

  • Top lessons learned as a fighter pilot (min. 03:00)
  • Flying on Day 1 of Desert Storm (min. 11:00)
  • Leadership philosophy (min. 17:30)
  • Habits/ routines for performing at a high level (min. 34:00)
  • Moving to Cyber Command (min. 39:00)
  • Current landscape of cyber (min. 48:00)
  • Social media aspect of cyber (min. 34:00)
  • IronNet (55:00)
  • Projects working on (56:30)
  • Social media info (58:45)

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Show Notes

My guest today is Major General (Ret.) Brett Williams. He is a command pilot with over 3,700 hours and 100 combat missions in the F-15C Eagle. He was also the Commander for the Air Force's largest combat wing. In his final active duty assignment, General Williams was the Director of Operations for U.S. Cyber Command where he was responsible for planning and executing both defensive and offensive cyberspace operations. He is a leading authority on cyber security and is now the COO of IronNet, a company that leverages AI and machine learning to protect nations and companies against advanced threats. 

In our conversation, General Williams talks about leading an 8-ship of Eagles on day 1 of Desert Storm, his leadership philosophy, and the top things to protect yourself from a cyber attack. His discussion on leadership is one of the best I've heard.

  • Top lessons learned as a fighter pilot (min. 03:00)
  • Flying on Day 1 of Desert Storm (min. 11:00)
  • Leadership philosophy (min. 17:30)
  • Habits/ routines for performing at a high level (min. 34:00)
  • Moving to Cyber Command (min. 39:00)
  • Current landscape of cyber (min. 48:00)
  • Social media aspect of cyber (min. 34:00)
  • IronNet (55:00)
  • Projects working on (56:30)
  • Social media info (58:45)

Make sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode

I've also started a monthly newsletter where I send out a few useful or insightful things that have helped me over the last month. You can sign up by clicking here or going to:
https://www.professionalsplaybook.com/newsletter

Instagram-- @justinfighterpilot
LinkedIn-- Justin Lee
Facebook--@justinfighterpilot

This episode was edited by Trevor Cabler

If you got value from this episode, please give the show a review by tapping here and scrolling to the bottom where it says: "Write a Review." Thanks for the support 👊