Standing Tall: Leadership Lessons in the Life of a Soldier

  • 8h 45m 53s
  • Lt. General Robert F Foley, US Army (Ret)
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2022

Robert Foley had only been in Vietnam for six months when he was promoted to captain and given command of a rifle company. In November 1966, Foley led his men on a mission to rescue another company that had been pinned down by Viet Cong forces. His leadership that day inspired his men and led to a successful operation—and the Medal of Honor. His actions in Vietnam were only a small portion of a long and varied career of service in the US Army, but Foley did not always seem marked for success. Coming from a blue-collar suburb of Boston, his years in West Point were marked by poor grades, injuries, and sickness. With a determination to lead by example and inspire trust among others, Foley served across the globe and rose through the ranks. He even returned to West Point as Commandant of Cadets, later retiring as a 3-star general and commander of Fifth Army.

About the Author

Lt. General Robert F Foley, US Army (Ret) graduated in 1963 from the US Military Academy. He was a company commander during the Vietnam War, a battalion and brigade commander with the 3rd Infantry Division in Germany, assistant division commander, 2nd Infantry Division in Korea, West Point's commandant of cadets, and commanding general, Fifth US Army. His awards include the Medal of Honor, the Fairleigh-Dickinson University Pinnacle Award, and the US Military Academy Distinguished Graduate Award. General Foley and his wife, Julie, reside in Alexandria, Virginia, and have two sons, a daughter, and seven grandchildren.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - Early Years
  • Chapter 2 - New Cadet Barracks
  • Chapter 3 - Plebe Year
  • Chapter 4 - Keeping the Faith
  • Chapter 5 - Wolfhounds
  • Chapter 6 - The Vietnam War
  • Chapter 7 - Rifle Company Commander
  • Chapter 8 - Operation Attleboro
  • Chapter 9 - Two Decisions
  • Chapter 10 - About Face
  • Chapter 11 - Battalion Operations Officer
  • Chapter 12 - Moscow and Leningrad
  • Chapter 13 - Battalion Commander
  • Chapter 14 - Naval War College
  • Chapter 15 - Brigade Commander
  • Chapter 16 - Crisis Management
  • Chapter 17 - Assistant Division Commander
  • Chapter 18 - Commandant of Cadets
  • Chapter 19 - Company Tactical Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers
  • Chapter 20 - Mission Essential Task Enhancement
  • Chapter 21 - Honor and Respect
  • Chapter 22 - Deputy Commanding General, Second Army
  • Chapter 23 - Commanding General, US Army Military District of Washington
  • Chapter 24 - Commanding General, Fifth Army
  • Chapter 25 - Epilogue