Thursday, August 23, 2012
Benson University Center, Wake Forest University
Leadership Learned on the Front Lines
After leaving active service in 2005, Donovan attended Harvard Business School, where he graduated with high distinction and was named a Baker Scholar for performing in the top 5% of this class. During his second year of the master’s program, Donovan was recalled to active service, and in 2008 he deployed to Afghanistan as a Captain supporting Special Operations Command, Central. He was awarded a Defense Meritorious Service Medal for exceptional service overseas. In May of 2009, Random House published Joker One, Donovan’s New York Times best-selling memoir about his combat infantry leadership experiences. His second book on character-based servant-leadership will be published by Random House in March of 2013.