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US Naval CMC Leon Walker Jr. from poverty to success on Authors on the Air

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Authors on the Air Host Pam Stack welcomes former US Naval Command Master Chief Leon Walker Jr. to the studio.  Leon's autobiographical book BROKEN an amazing story of a broken upbringing and his inspirational turnaround.

A very young and dark life, this is the story of Leon R. Walker’s youth and his deeply rooted de-mons. From his earliest memories to his last year of high school, he recalls in great detail, his childhood as disturbing, turbulent, and mind shattering. Born in 1965, as a black kid growing up in the inner city of Cleveland and East Cleveland in the 70s and early 80s, he was exposed to pov-erty, racism, and violence. The victim of a broken home, Leon somehow survived his youth, de-termined to learn from his mistakes and succeed in a seemingly inhospitable world. His young mind warped, his eyes deceived, he saw and engaged in things no child his age should ever see, or do.

Leon R. Walker Jr. is a 32-year decorated Naval Veteran with more than eleven deployments to the Persian Gulf and other areas of conflict throughout the world. Leon sailed the seas for fifteen years on five different Naval vessels. As a Navy instructor, recruiter, and company commander (drill sergeant), he was trained, qualified, and trusted to lead thousands of sailors during his career. He and his sailors received numerous awards and accolades. 
A well-spoken and articulate mentor, teacher, and motivational speaker, Leon’s love and passion are people from all walks of life. He’s a father of three and a godfather of three. Leon’s other projects include life coaching, health coaching, writing poetry, and has authored six new books soon to be released. 

Support for this broadcast is generously provided by Julia Brown and Pleasantly Persistant PR.

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