Over the past year and a half the world has faced a global pandemic, stock market collapse followed by its meteoric rise, global political changes, and rampant social unrest. During this time frame and despite the global upheavals, the U.S. military’s core missions did not change. The war against terror has continued, great power competition is ongoing, and grey zone challenges continue to increase. Amidst this backdrop, the role of a commander, or a senior leader, has remained steady. They must fulfill the mission, build their people, and be prepared for the next fight.