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Lieutenant General Walter F. Ulmer, Jr., “Everything I have learned about leadership–plus 20%” (January 10)
January 10, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Lieutenant General Walter F. Ulmer, Jr., U.S. Army (Retired)
Everything I have learned about leadership–plus 20%
Walt Ulmer, a native of Maine, first came to Greensboro when he retired from active duty in 1985 to become President of the Center for Creative Leadership. After nine and a half years with CCL, and a dozen at Smith Mountain Lake, he and his wife Marty returned to Greensboro after searching from Rhode Island to Florida. Their move into WellSpring in 2011 was their thirty-third since 1952.
Walt served as an Army officer in Korea, Japan, Vietnam, and Germany. He holds Master Parachutist and Combat Infantryman Badges and decorations from the U.S., Korea, and Vietnam. He led the 3d Armored Division in Germany and III Corps at Fort hood, was a faculty member at the Army War College and West Point, and was Commandant of Cadets at West Point in 1976 when women were first admitted.
He has lectured on leadership in the US, Europe, Australia, Japan, and the former Soviet Union. In November, 2017, he received the Patriot Award from the American Heroes for North Carolina organization as a veteran who has made “significant business contributions” to our community, and “greatly impacted our community, state, or nation.” His book, A Military Leadership Notebook: Principles into Practice, was published in December.
Walt and his wife Marty have three married sons, eleven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. They have spent twenty of their sixty-five years of marriage in North Carolina, including two tours at Fort Bragg.