Stories by Maj. Gen. Perry Smith

Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014

Column: Historic meeting of three organizations scheduled for Augusta

It is fitting that the meeting of the leaders of these three organizations take place in Augusta.
By Maj. Gen. Perry Smith

Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012

Column: Museum symposium will honor three distinguished Americans

The Augusta Museum of History will pay tribute to three extraordinary individuals who have served their nation and their fellow citizens in many important ways.
By Maj. Gen. Perry Smith

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Guest Column: Remembering Jimmy Doolittle -- a true hero by any measure

Are there any Jimmy Doolittles on the scene today?
By Maj. Gen. Perry Smith

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Guest Column: Program uses powerful approach toward inspiring our youth

This program is well-tested, easy to use and completely free. It is a gift to America we should all cherish.
By Maj. Gen. Perry Smith

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Guest Column: Great cultural venues await visitors this week in Augusta area

When they return home, they can let the world know what a special place Augusta is - much more besides golf for all to enjoy.
By Maj. Gen. Perry Smith

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Guest Column: To cultivate leadership, we can learn a lot from the military

The military has produced in recent years some world-class leaders.
By Maj. Gen. Perry Smith

Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012

Column: The world is in transition, and informed experts help you keep up

Fortunately, there are some new books that are really worthwhile. Here are my favorites.
By Maj. Gen. Perry Smith

Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012

Guest Column: Augusta's 'go-to' people are givers who elevate community

This is the fifth in a series of articles that highlights the "go-to" people in Augusta who give so much of themselves to make our community better.
By Maj. Gen. Perry Smith

Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011

Guest Column: Celebration time at the history museum

To kick off the year of celebration there are two important events coming very soon.
By Maj. Gen. Perry Smith

Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011

Column: What drivers on the road can learn from aircraft pilots

Whenever you climb into the driver's seat, remind yourself that someone or something may soon cause the death of everyone in your car.
By Maj. Gen. Perry Smith

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011

Column: Comparing Pearl Harbor to 9-11 on the three levels of warfare

Most of the top al-Qaida leaders are dead or in captivity, and the infrastructure largely destroyed.
By Maj. Gen. Perry Smith

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Column: Sports heroes also shine in harsh combat

Louie Zamperini, Robin Olds and Donald Walter Holleder all belong in the pantheon of American heroes.
By Maj. Gen. Perry Smith

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Column: When soldiers don't get paid -- a valuable leadership lesson for today

Many people live from paycheck to paycheck -- or from Social Security check to Social Security check.
By Maj. Gen. Perry Smith

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Column: Retired teacher exudes special kind of leadership

What can each of us learn from Blue leader Martha Carpenter Scroggs?
By Maj. Gen. Perry Smith

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Column: Salute our stupendous SEALs in the wake of the bin Laden operation

Learning from both our failures and our success should serve us well in the years ahead as we seek out other monsters.
By Maj. Gen. Perry Smith

Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011

Column: The courage of children: Pupils reflect on the making of heroes

Children at a young age learn the difference between right and wrong. They also understand how important it is to look out for others, especially those in trouble.
By Maj. Gen. Perry Smith

Sunday, Aug 29, 2010

Column: Recounting a wondrous story-- the postwar revival of three nations

No nation had ever planned so well during a war for postwar contingencies.
By Maj. Gen. Perry Smith

Sunday, Aug 1, 2010

Column: Augusta has some good connections

If they don't have the answer to your question or problem they will know someone who can and will help.
By Maj. Gen. Perry Smith

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Column: Good news for local Scouts

But there is need for help from the community. Let me explain.
By Maj. Gen. Perry Smith

Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010

Guest Column: Celebrate Jaguar sports and the man behind them: Clint Bryant

With the playoff rounds of college basketball coming up soon, this is a good time to salute the Augusta State University basketball team, its coaches and the ASU athletic director, Clint Bryant.
By Maj. Gen. Perry Smith
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