Angela M. Odom was given a huge challenge and opportunity in late 2006: to lead a battalion of well-trained soldiers in a vast, complicated mission in Iraq.
She had less than sixty days before she and her battle-tested soldiers would have to deploy, leaving everything behind,including children, for the theater of war. Odom herself left a sixteen-month-old son.
This emotional firsthand account of the day-to-day life of a soldier in Iraq is told not only from the view of a commanding officer, but also from that of the brave men and women who served under her command.
She captures every aspect of military service in vivid and heartrending detail: the fear, the lingering sadness, and the bittersweet joy of homecoming.
Discover life through the eyes of servicemen and women in active war zones as they defend our freedoms from tyranny and terror. Get your autographed copy HERE
A life longer learner, lover of books and a proud Army veteran whose clearly focused on her favorite teenager when she's not sharing practical life skills and laughing out loud.
Amazon bestselling Author and Retired Army Colonel, Angela M. Odom is the Founder of The Better U Project, LLC. She focuses on helping emerging women leaders to build their personal leadership skills by providing leadership training opportunities through her signature S.O.A.R. success system.Click HERE to Learn About Angela
The journey to becoming an effective leader can be full of stumbling blocks and learning curves. But for women, particularly those pursuing a career in male-dominated settings, learning to lead can be a tumultuous road. Camouflaged Sisters: Leadership Through the Eyes of Senior Military Women Leaders examines the grit, perseverance, and determination it takes to rise through military ranks as a woman in uniform.
In this anthology, twelve trailblazing women leaders recount tales of the adversity they faced to gain the trust of their Troops, earn the respect of their peers, and make promotion. Their stories offer candid advice to women leaders learning to navigate a system that is not always supportive of their success. The leadership toolkit offered in these pages provides readers a vital resource for achieving a successful military career. Young women leaders will find this anthology invaluable to their leadership journey.
Angela, one of the 12 trailblazing veteran women leaders who contributed to this leadership anthology developed 30 things she wants you to know. You don't want to miss out. Go to angelaodom.com/beyond-competence
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Official Book Launch is Saturday, July 17, 2021
What's It About?
Ryan and his dearest cousins live in different states and don’t get to see one another often. There’s nothing he can do about it. One morning, his mother sends him to the basement to get some boring stuff adults need. She gives him a list so that he won’t forget what she needs. As Ryan is looking at this list, the weirdest thing happens. The words his mom wrote begin to rearrange themselves on the paper. It says, “Ryan, It’s Your Time to Know.”
“Uh, know what?” Ryan asks the paper but, it doesn’t respond. Ryan soon sees a map that takes him to the basement and beyond. Ryan follows that map and meets the God of Game, Golom. Since that conversation with Golom, Ryan’s day gets really weird.
Magically, Ryan gets back to his room.
He thinks that it must be a dream.
As he’s about to meet his cousins on a video call,
Ryan steps out of his world and into a game.
There he sees all his cousins!
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"Having a minimum knowledge of the inner workings of military life, I found Bronco Strong: A Memoir of the Last Deployed Personnel Services Battalion to be an excellent introduction and an easy read. With introspective detail, Col. (Ret.) Angela M. Odom describes the historic last deployment of the 15th Personnel Services Battalion which she commanded and loved. The story is intimate as Col. Odom describes uncompromisingly her successes and failures as she moves up through the ranks. The story is suspenseful as you read about the 15th PSB being impacted directly by the horror of war. The story is humbling as you experience the firsthand accounts of the brave soldiers who served and the angsts they all shared by being separated from family. Thank you Col. (Ret.) Angela M. Odom and the 15th Personnel Services Battalion for your service!"
"At a time when America could sure use some REAL heroes, voluntary warriors, steadfast guardians of our freedom- Colonel (Ret) Angela Odom saves the day! Bronco Strong humbly presents our communities, parents, sisters, brothers, neighbors and friends who fate turns into war heroes. This brilliant, honest, raw account will march the 15th PSB soldiers into America’s Heart for years to come. A must read for anyone considering military service, students, basic trainees and even more for relatives of veterans. This is an awesome look at life as it is “down range”. Soldiers are often a reflection of their leadership- so thank you for your proven dedication, sacrifice and service Col (Ret) Odom and the late CSM (Ret) Livengood. Spoiler…Read the stories after the story, how the soldiers thrived after enduring such a traumatic experience!"
"Well written narrative of a strong leader, who faced exceptional challenges and always put her Soldiers and her mission first. COL Odom dispels the common myth that only combat arms Soldiers face danger in a war zone. Once I began reading this book, it was difficult to put down. The scope of her unit's mission and the strength of her team, in the face of deaths and severe injuries among their own, are remarkable. As a retired Army officer and former brigade commander, this is a military leadership book I highly recommend."
"The first hand accounts of life on the ground in a combat theater are compelling. Bronco Strong gives insight into everything from leadership during crisis to personal sacrifices of military members and families. I applaud Colonel (retired) Odom for telling these stories that deserve to be told. I am moved by this book."
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It's a great asset to your toolkit! #CamouflagedSisters, Volume 3 is a leadership anthology that provides readers a vital resource for achieving a success in their careers; whether they are military veterans or in another industry. Purchase your copies now | Discover the impact of coaching, mentoring, missed opportunities, perseverance, and tenacity from 12 women leaders. The cost of the book is $18.00 plus $5.00 for shipping and handling for a total investment of on $23.00. Angela, one of the 12 co-authors will mail you a signed copy. Be sure to add your mailing address AND tell her who you want your copy endorsed to....It makes a great stocking stuffer for mentees, women veterans, women in corporate, and others.
An army veteran's memoir tells the story of army life in a combat zone for her human resources troops. Imagine being at work, or lying in your bed, or even sitting wherever you are right now and knowing that at any moment the world could literally explode around you. Without warning. In her stirring memoir, Bronco Strong, Angela M. Odom, a personnel services battalion commander, recounts daily life as a soldier in an active war zone during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Odom came into command of the 15th Personnel Services Battalion in 2006, and immediately they were deployed to Baghdad via Kuwait. The soldiers under her command had proven themselves before, in the same theater of war. But things had changed during their time at home, and now they found themselves walking into a living nightmare. The soldiers of Task Force Bronco bravely endured, fulfilling their monumentally difficult tasks throughout a grueling 15-month extended deployment. But things didn't always go according to plan.
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