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About 8 months ago on a Saturday afternoon at a Chipotle in NW D.C., I ran into Jim Brady, who had just been named executive editor of
We were trading backgrounds, with his questions mostly around my recent return to the company from military leave. He assumed I had been deployed overseas in support of either Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) or Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). I corrected him, explaining that I was returning from Army flight school, after years of wanting to be a pilot.
We chatted some more and I made a passing remark that if I were to receive deployment orders I would be interested in telling my story on He said he'd be interested, but my sense was that he was pulling the typical executive move, saying yes for appeasement and hoping I would never bring the topic up again. I jumped to the conclusion he was not interested in having an amateur muck up his publication. Clearly, I was wrong.

By Bert Stover |  September 3, 2005; 5:37 AM ET  | Category:  Work
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wish you well, nice beginning,soft landings.

Posted by: karine | September 29, 2005 01:06 PM

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