Introduction I interviewed my brother for this project. My brother is the Region 5 Coordinator for the Florida Division of Emergency Management, and he is being inducted into the position as National Commander for the Sons of the American Legion. I chose to interview him for several reasons including his success over the years. I have seen him work his way up the corporate ladder, I know about his work ethics, and I have seen the determination that it takes to do what he needs to do in order to continue to be successful. I have learned a considerable amount of things from him throughout the years and I have found him to be strong leader and motivator. At one time he started a volunteer disaster recovery team that assisted local public officials including police, fire, and ambulance personnel in many man-made and natural disasters. He started the team with only three members and took it to over 300 members who were very closely networked with various fire and police departments throughout three counties in central Florida, the team had various training sessions through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, CERT, National Weather Service, and the American Red Cross. He has proven himself to be an effective leader on many occasions over the years. For these reasons I felt that it would be an excellent way to learn as much as possible about his successes, how he stayed focused, his motivation, and how he felt about the progress that he has made, as well as getting any advice that he had to offer for me and my continued success.
Questions The following are the questions that I asked of my brother James Roberts through email on May 23, 2010.
1. What process did you follow to get to the position you are currently in?
2. What training did you have in order to qualify you for your current position?
References: Roberts, J., (2010). Personal Interview