While I have been a student of leadership, starting during plebe summer I have learned many lessons that have made me able to recommit myself to the Naval Academy and its mission. Lessons learned during plebe summer such as how being a leader is more than just getting people to follow you it is about how you carry yourself and how others perceive you. One of the most important lessons I have learned in leadership since then include how bias can be easily projected on those under and around you, and how your talents can be used to benefit the team and can be used to improve upon your weaknesses.
During plebe summer I was a depressed MIDN who could only focus on getting out of plebe summer. Tunnel vision you could say were the two words used