Fort Polk Guardian 12-27-2019

Viewpoint 2/ Guardian Dec. 27, 2019 In our view Guardian staff asked Fort Polk community members, “What’s on your reading list for 2020 and why? ” Here are their responses: The Guardian , a civilian enter- prise newspaper, is an authorized publication for members of the U.S. Army. Contents of the Guardian are not necessarily official views of, or en- dorsed by, the U.S. Government, De- partment of Defense, Department of the Army or Fort Polk. The Guardian is published weekly by the Public Affairs Office, Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk. Printed circulation is 13,000. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage with- out regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation or any other nonmerit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. A confirmed violation of this policy of equal opportunity by an ad- vertiser will result in the refusal to print advertising from that source. All editorial content of the Guardian is prepared, edited, pro- vided and approved by the Public Af- fairs Office, Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk. The Guardian is printed by the Natchitoches Times , a private firm in no way connected with the Depart- ment of the Army, under exclusive written contract with Fort Polk. The civilian printer is responsible for com- mercial advertising. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts and supplements, does not constitute en- dorsement by the Department of the Army or the Natchitoches Times of the products or services advertised. Guardian Editorial Staff Brig. Gen. Patrick D. Frank Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk commanding general Col. Ryan K. Roseberry Garrison commander Kim Reischling Public affairs officer Chuck Cannon Command information officer Angie Thorne T.C. Bradford Keith Houin Staff writers Editorial Offices Building 4919, Magnolia Street Fort Polk, LA 71459-5060 Voice (337) 531-4033 Fax (337) 531-1401 Email: Trading post ads: Fort Polk Homepage Advertising For advertising contact (337) 404-7242 Email: Staff Sgt. Seth Wagner: "The Mag- nolia Story, by Chip and Joanna Gaines. I read Capital Gains and his leadership and business model have influenced me personally as a leader." Alex Rivera: Mind- set, by Carol S. Dweck, PhD. I'm a children's book au- thor. I like to read books about child psychology. I wrote the book I Did Not Get First Place, about how not win- ning isn't failure, but a learning experi- ence." Sgt. Franck Turenne: "30 Days To a More Powerful Memory because I want to be more disciplined. As a paramedic, I'm con- stantly learning and I want to improve my memory in or- der to retain the in- formation." Amelia Connor: "The Goldfinch, by DonnaTartt because it has come highly recommended by friends whose opin- ions I value. The movie came out this year and I want to read the book before I see it." Tai McIntyre: "The EverythingWorld's Religions Book by Kenneth Shouler, PhD. I want to learn more about different religions so I can have educated con- versations with oth- ers about the sub- ject." Command Sgt. Maj. Caleb Baugh: "Behind the Colors by Scott Schroeder because it's a lead- ership book that covers different lev- els of training lead- ers should have and we should always seek to improve our- selves." Bobbi Parks: "The Center for Creative Leadership Hand- book of Coaching in Organizations. This will allow me to bet- ter understand the requirements of gar- risons, leadership and employee needs." Sgt. Joellyn Ae- tonu: "I love to read. I like to walk around the bookstore to de- cide each book I choose. I pick books based on cover art and the synopsis on the back." For advertising contact Theresa Larue