DOUG LOBDELL, Class of 1980, growing up a couple hours north of West Point in the Catskill Mountains on a farm, entered the United States Military Academy , at West Point, in 1976. Today, Doug, is with us from his home in El Paso, Texas. He served 28 years in the Army on Active duty and in the Reserve, with Pride and Excellence, and a commitment to duty, Doug has served as an Department of the Army (DA) Civilian, Contractor in Afghanistan and now he is back to the state working in city government directing public works. He has done it all, so with out further ado lets get right into the conversation with Doug.
BLUF: “Get out and live an incredible life”
BOTTOM LINE UP FRONT QUESTIONS:
- Are you a MAC or PC? MAC since U. S. Army Combined Arms & Services Staff School (CAS3)
- What is your favorite technology, hardware or software? Google Search – You can find out just about anything though a Google search.
- What is your favorite quote? “A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.”
— Robert Heinlein, Time Enough for Love
- What are your favorite books? The Bible and What Technology Want by Kevin Kelly
- What is the best advice you have ever received? Get out and enjoy an incredible life, live an incredible life.
MOST IMPORTANT TAKEAWAY: Realize that we live in a fascinating world, take advantage of it all and just jump into it with both feet.