Writers Nation Radio with Hosts Kaneen Morgan and Shalanda Norman with guest Fred Grooms:
Fred Grooms is a decorated veteran Army officer. He has trained thousands of soldiers in such disciplines as leadership, rifle marksmanship, combat warfare skills, and physical combative training, also known as the Army’s version of mixed martial arts. He is also an outdoor enthusiast, fly fisherman, and backpacker who’s come so close to a bear that it was able to sniff the back of his head. Patriotism comes naturally for Fred. His grandfather, father and older brother are all veterans of the Army. However, becoming an Army officer wasn’t easy for Fred. As a dyslexic, he struggled throughout his schooling; literally having to talk his way into the leading Senior Military University in the nation. Fred credits the lessons of military leadership as the foundation of his success, both in and out of the military. These are the same leadership lessons he will teach you. After serving in the military, Fred went on to complete his master’s degree in marketing, and later in education. He worked to build a new business unit for a Fortune 25 company, developed workforce needs for mentally handicapped adults, and has been a middle and high school educator.