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Vincent Boles

Expert on Leadership, Logistics, and Supply Chain Issues
  • Chief Operating Officer at the Pentagon
  • Integrated lessons from the War on Terror into training programs for over 120,000 soldiers
  • Brings expertise in supply chain logistics to discuss effective leadership and communication
  • Helps audiences unlock individual and team potential
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National Security

In 1976, armed with a commission as an Army 2d Lieutenant and a degree from Niagara University, this NY City son of Irish immigrants began his leadership journey.

In 33 years of Army service Major General Boles developed his leadership skills and techniques in a number of challenging times. The Cold War; Transition from a draftee force to a volunteer Army;  Service in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm; Response to the attacks of 9-11; deployment to and Command of our Logistics forces in Iraq and support of the surges in Iraq and Afghanistan. Each of these endeavors brought out the best in him and the teams entrusted to him.  

Selected for promotion to Brigadier General in 2000 his first assignment was  management of  the nation’s $28 billion ammunition life cycle, from research and development, storage, and use to disposal. Selected for Major General in 2004, assignments included: 5 years as a Commanding General with assignments at home and abroad; in multiple combat operations; training centers and schools and the nation’s Industrial base. His final assignment was in the Pentagon, overseeing Strategic Integration, Readiness and Distribution operations on the Army Staff from 2006-2009.  

In 2010 he founded Vincent E. Boles LLC, a leadership and supply chain consulting practice where his focus is about you and your team’s “Best Getting Better” He also serves as an Executive Coach for the US Army and is adjunct professor at the Defense Acquisition University.

He now travels the world sharing his talents and skills to help leaders and their teams, his audiences have included; Fidelity; IKEA; The US Secret Service; USAA and the Global Health Exchange to name a few.

He has released  “4-3-2-1 Leadership…What Americas Sons and Daughters Taught Me on the Road From 2d Lieutenant to 2 Star General” that is now in it’s 5th printing.

A review of the book stated:

“He didn’t write this book exclusively for the military community. He learned countless lessons on leadership in his 3 plus decades in the Army, and he does us a great service by putting them in one volume and sharing them”

The recipient of an MBA from Babson College, in 2004 he was named a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary, in 2011, he was inducted into both the US Army Ordnance Corps and the Niagara University Army ROTC Halls of Fame and was awarded the President’s Medal, Niagara University’s highest award.

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