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Dr. Freeman with the US Army -- Albany Recruiting Battalion (USAREC)

 In 2009 Dr. Freeman was presented a saber, honored by the Baton Rouge Army Battalion for excellence in training services rendered to the Battalion.

White House Communications Agency (WHCA) -- (Bolling AF Base, DC)
Defense Threat Reduction Agency DTRA) -- (Ft. Belvoir, VA)
Naval Network Warfare Command -- (San Diego, CA)
U.S. 8th Amy Chaplain Corps -- (Seoul, Korea)
U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps -- (Pusan, Korea)
National Security Agency -- (Ft. Meade, MD)
Air Intelligence Agency -- (San Antonio, TX)
Department of Veteran Affairs HQ -- (Washington, DC)
Naval Aviation Executive Institute -- (Williamsburg, VA)
FBI Recruiters from around the USA
-- (San Antonio, TX)
US First Army Recruiting (USAREC) Brigade -- (Poconos, NY)
US First Army Recruiting (USAREC) Battalion -- (Albany, NY)
US Sixth Army Recruiting (USAREC) Battalion -- (Denver, CO)
US Second Army Recruiting (USAREC) Brigade -- (Atlanta, GA)
US Second Army Recruiting (USAREC) Battalion -- (Jacksonville, FL)
US Second Army Recruiting (USAREC) Battalion -- (New Orleans, LA)
US Second Army Recruiting (USAREC) Battalion -- (Raleigh, NC)
U.S. 1st Army Baltimore Recruiting Battalion -- (Atlantic City, NJ)
Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) --
(Ft. Meade, MD)
U.S. 1st Army Beckley Recruiting Battalion
-- (Norfolk, VA)
Walter Reed Medical Center -- (Washington, DC)
Defense Security Service (DSS) -- (Quantico, VA)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- (Baltimore, MD)
TACRON 21, US Navy
-- (Norfolk, VA)
Department of the Navy (DON) -- (Washington, DC)
Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) -- (Ft. Belvoir, VA)
Los Alamos National Laboratory -- (Los Alamos, New Mexico)
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) -- (Washington, DC)
Ordnance Center & School, US Army -- (Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD)
Army National Guard Directorate -- ( Washington, DC)...and more general references...

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Wisdom from Blades of Grass
in a Concrete Jungle

  Leaves them spellbound! It all begins with a brief video clip of Dr. Ben Carson. Genuine documents and artifacts of Black History are exhibited, with Freeman telling the stories about each person and event. 

The Mysterious Rosetta Stone: A Code Crackin' International Treasure

  Very experiential & visual! Freeman tells the gripping story of the history and drama surrounding the cracking of the code to hieroglyphics, which later unlocked the secrets of ancient Egypt.


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   Basic Thesis:   We all are different. Some of us are thinkers, others are doers; some are passive, still others are aggressive. Most people come to work with pretty good intentions, but we get on each other’s nerves just by being ourselves. In the every-day stress of the work environment, the tiniest issues can escalate. And soon we are fighting about the way we are fighting, instead of dealing with the real issues. People do not respond to our intentions. They respond to our behavior.

   Studies show that 15% of one's career and financial success is dependent upon technical competence, while 85% of one's success is dependent upon interpersonal skills.

  This is not off-the-shelf stuff. He is an expert at customizing the training to meet specific needs. With a Ph.D. in counseling, Dr. Freeman can also address some of the issues surrounding marriage, singleness, stress management, suicide prevention, morale, conflict resolution, family life in or out of the military, and more...connecting all of this information to the participants of the training.

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2005 -- Dr. Freeman was asked to do the Annual Training Conference (ATC) for the
Baltimore Battalion. Below is the reference letter from the Battalion Commander.


US Army 1st Recruiting Brigade
4550 Llewellyn Avenue
Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755


To Whom It May Concern:

    1.  I am honored to give Dr. Joel Freeman my highest endorsement for his excellent training and educational programs. While serving as the Battalion Commander of the Baltimore Recruiting Battalion, Dr. Freeman successfully served as my unit's principle trainer during our Annual Training Conference. His performance and expertise were unparalleled as he professionally trained the largest recruiting battalion in the nation consisting of seven companies, two Military Entrance and Processing Centers and over 300 recruiters.

    2.  Equally impressive were the results that were yielded from the excellent training event. His diligent research and preparation ensured his training was very informative and relevant to our business. Dr. Freeman was instrumental in quickly eliminated the barriers of personality differences and other leadership flaws while displaying alternate ways of getting the absolute best performance from all who attended. Countless recruiters remarked that Dr. Freeman's training was very helpful and that it would definitely help them better accomplish their missions.

    3.  Dr. Freeman's materials such as his books and tapes were also very helpful. These excellent tools supported his teachings and provided a means for operational sustainment in following what he had taught to us. To note, in concert with the dedication and hard work of the entire battalion, the unit was able to reach goals never reached before. The battalion finished number one in the brigade and continues to enjoy success today. As a testament to his expertise and organizational abilities, Dr. Freeman was later selected to serve as an endorsed and accepted professional trainer for the entire command.

    4.  I cannot overstate Dr. Freeman's proven abilities. I am proud to have served along side this outstanding scholar and would be more than willing to serve with him again. Dr. Freeman is the consummate professional of the highest caliber and will undoubtedly be a tremendous asset to any organization.

Norvel "Rock" Dillard
Norvel L. Dillard, COL, AG
United States Army


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September, 2006 -- Dr. Freeman was asked to return to conduct an
all-day training event for all the Battalion Commanders of the 1st Brigade.

December, 2006 -- Dr. Freeman was then asked to do the training for the Albany Battalion.
Below is the reference letter from the Commander of the Albany Battalion.

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US Army 1st Recruiting Battalion, Albany
21 Aviation Road
Albany, NY 12205


Office of the Commander

Dear Dr. Freeman:

     I have nothing but positive feedback from the commanders and first sergeants who attended your seminar with me on 13 December.

   Your presentation was on target to our needs and will without doubt help us to better focus when we come together again shortly to develop our organizational goals.

   The methods you showed us for dealing with peers and others we interact with will serve us all not only in this organization but well into the future, making your seminar one of the most valuable I have ever attended.

   I am grateful for the flexibility you showed in meeting our needs for time and place and also for working within our resources.

   I hope that we will have the opportunity to work with you in the future. Thank you for investing in America's Army.

    Glenn S. Richie
             Glenn S. Richie
             Lieutenant Colonel, US Army


November 1, 2008 -- Dr. Freeman was asked to return to do the Annual
Training Conference (ATC) for the Baltimore Battalion.
Below is the reference letter from the Baltimore Battalion Commander.

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US Army 1st Recruiting Brigade
4550 Llewellyn Avenue
Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755


Office of the Commander

Dear Dr. Freeman:

   The Baltimore Recruiting Battalion would like to express our gratitude for your presentation at our Annual Training Conference on 1 November.

   Your training on team building was both inspirational and motivational and will remain on the minds of the Soldiers and their Families for some time to come.

   Your attendance and presentation has made the conference all the more memorable.

   Your support means a lot to the many Recruiters, Civilians and Families of the Baltimore Recruiting Battalion.

   I look forward to continue working with you in the future.


          Doris Montgomery Miller

          Doris Montgomery-Miller,
          Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army


September, 2009 -- Dr. Freeman facilitated an all-day
training event for all the Battalion Commanders of the 2nd Brigade.

ATC...October 23, 24, 2009 -- Dr. Freeman facilitated training for over 500 soldiers
and spouses in the Baton Rogue Battalion (LA) in the 2nd Brigade. Dr. Freeman was
honored with a ceremonial saber from the Battalion.

ATC...December 12, 2009 -- Dr. Freeman facilitated training for
over 500 soldiers and spouses in the Jacksonville Battalion (FL) in the 2nd Brigade.

ATC...December 19, 2009 -- Dr. Freeman was the keynote speaker to
over 400 soldiers and spouses in the Raleigh Battalion (NC) in the 2nd Brigade.

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US Air Force

Air Intelligence Agency
San Antonio, Texas

To Whom It May Concern:

    I wanted you to know that the positive feedback from your leadership course, "Dealing With People Who Drive You Crazy!" is still coming in! Everyone asked, "When can we get Joel back?" As you know, soon I will be leaving for a new command in Europe. I look forward to utilizing you as a resources there.

    Your workshop (both material as well as your personal delivery style) will enhance any staff. military or civilian. Keep up the great work. I highly recommend The Freeman Institute to any organization that wants to fine tune their organizational, interpersonal, and/or leadership skills.

    Please keep in touch!

John R. Blair
John R. Blair, Chaplain, Colonel, USAF
     Senior Agency Staff Chaplain


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US Navy

National Capital Area
Washington Navy Yard
Washington, DC

Dear Dr. Freeman:

    Several months ago you provided a workshop for employees on my staff.

    The staff members, supervisors and managers were elated with the interesting material relating to leadership skills and the contributing factors to the behavioral styles. In fact, I was really impressed with all of the subjects in the workbooks you handed out to all of us.

    Some of the comments I received from the attendees were as follows: "I think that all DOD employees should attend a course like this."  "I wish we could have extended the workshop another day or two."  "I am now a better employee, parent and person after attending this workshop."

    I strongly recommend your training programs to all employees in a work environment such as the Federal Government or in the public sector as well. Although I am retiring in the next two months, I am going to personally recommend to my replacement that he should have your workshop return on an annual basis for new supervisors and managers.

James Turner
James Turner
                        Defense Printing Service National Capital Area
                        Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC



Joel A. Freeman, Ph.D.

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W I S D O M    F R O M    M I L I T A R Y    M A N U A L S

"If the enemy is in range, so are you."  - Infantry Journal

"It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed."  - U.S. Air Force Manual

"Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons." - General Mac Arthur

"You, you, and you ... Panic. The rest of you, come with me."  - U..S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt.

"Tracers work both ways."  -    U.S. Army Ordnance

"Five second fuses only last three seconds."  - Infantry Journal

"Any ship can be a minesweeper.. Once."

"Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do."  - Unknown Marine Recruit

Clean it, if it's Dirty. Oil it, if it Squeaks. But: Don't Screw with it, if it Works!   - USAF Electronic Technician

"If you see a bomb technician running, keep up with him."  - USAF - Ammo Troop

"Yea, Though I Fly Through the Valley of Death, I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 80,000 Feet and Climbing."

"You've never been lost until you've been lost at Mach 3."  - Paul F. Crickmore ( test pilot )

A Navigator's Definition of Latitude & Longitude: Latitude is Where We are Lost, & Longitude is How Long
       We've Been Lost There
!   - USAF Navi-guesser

"The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire."

"If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter --  however, it's probably unsafe in any case ."

"When one engine fails on a twin-engine airplane you always have enough power left to get you to the scene of the crash."

"What is the similarity between air traffic controllers and pilots? If a pilot screws up, the pilot dies; If ATC screws up, .... The pilot dies."

The three most common expressions (or famous last words), in aviation are:

1. "Why is it doing that?"
2. "Where are we?"
3. "Oh #@*&%!"

"Airspeed,  altitude and brains. Two out of three are needed to successfully complete the flight."

"Mankind has a perfect record in aviation; We never left one up there!"

"Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of
      understanding or doing anything about it."

"The Piper Cub is the safest airplane in the world; it can just barely kill you." - Attributed to Max Stanley (Northrop test pilot)

"There is no reason to fly through a thunderstorm in peacetime."  - Sign over squadron ops desk at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, 1970

"If something hasn't broken on your helicopter, it's about to."

"You know that your landing gear is up and locked when it takes FULL Power to taxi to the terminal."

As the test pilot climbs out of the experimental aircraft , having torn off the wings and tail in the crash landing, the crash truck arrives; the rescuer sees a bloodied pilot and asks, "What happened?"  The pilot's reply: "I don 't know, I just got here myself!"


Y O U   C O U L D   H A V E   H E A R D   A   P I N   D R O P

At a time when some people seem to feel the need to apologize for our country's prior actions,
here's a  refresher on how some of our former patriots handled negative comments about our country.


JFK'S Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was in  France in the early 60's when DeGaulle decided to pull out of NATO. DeGaulle said he wanted all US military out of France as soon as possible.  

Rusk responded, "Does that include those who are buried here?"  

DeGaulle did not  respond.  

You could have heard a pin  drop...


When in England,at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell  was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans  for    Iraq were just an example of empire building' by America.  

He answered by saying, "Over the years, the United States has sent many  of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for  freedom beyond our borders.  The only amount of land we have  ever asked for in return is enough to bury those that did  not return."  

You could have heard a pin  drop...

There was a conference in France where a number of international  engineers were taking part, including French and American. During a break, one of the French engineers came back into the room saying, "Have you heard the latest dumb stunt America  has done? They have sent an aircraft carrier  to Indonesia to help the  tsunami victims. What does he intend to do, bomb them?"  

A Boeing engineer stood up and replied quietly:  "Our carriers have three hospitals on board that can treat several  hundred people; they are nuclear powered and can supply emergency electrical power to shore facilities; they have three cafeterias with the capacity to feed 3,000 people three meals a day, they can produce several thousand gallons of  fresh water from sea water each day, and they carry half a dozen  helicopters for use in transporting victims and injured to and from their flight deck. We have eleven such  ships; how many does France have?"  

You could have heard a pin  drop...

A   U.S.  Navy Admiral was attending a naval conference that  included Admirals from the U.S., English, Canadian, Australian and French Navies. At a cocktail reception, he found himself  standing with a large group of officers that included personnel from most of those countries. Everyone was chatting away in  English as they sipped their drinks but a French admiral suddenly  complained that, whereas Europeans learn many languages, Americans learn only English. He then asked, "Why is it that we always have to speak English in these conferences rather  than speaking French?"  

Without hesitating, the American Admiral replied, "Maybe it's  because the Brits, Canadians, Aussies and Americans arranged it so you wouldn't have to speak German."  

You could have heard a pin  drop...


Robert Whiting, an elderly gentleman of 83, arrived in Paris by plane. At French Customs, he took a few minutes  to locate his passport in his carry  on.  

"You have been to France before, monsieur?" the customs officer asked sarcastically. Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to France previously.  

"Then you should know  enough to have your passport ready."  

The American said, "The last time I was here, I didn't have  to show it."  

"Impossible. Americans always have to show their passports on arrival  in France!"  

 The American senior gave the Frenchman a long hard look. Then he quietly explained, ''Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day in 1944 to help liberate this country, I couldn't find a single Frenchman to show a passport  to."  

You could have heard a pin  drop...



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