Colonel Bryan P. McCoy is a published author on combat leadership (The Passion of Command: The Moral Imperative of Leadership) and is the subject of the book McCoy’s Marines: Darkside to Baghdad by embedded reporter John Koopman. He is currently the Commanding Officer of the 7th Marine Regiment, Twentynine Palms, California.
He attended the CrossFit Level 1 Certification seminar in Valencia, CA on August 18-19, 2007. Coach Glassman invited him to say a few words to the participants on Sunday.
This video is his entire talk, along with Coach Glassman's introduction. The Colonel covers the four indicators of leadership (proficiency, discipline, esprit de corps, morale), along with how he found CrossFit and the impact it has made on his training. He also addresses the intangible ways in which CrossFit training supports the qualities of leadership. 12min 45sec