On January 4, 2013 the VA certified us a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business.
Our first one-day leadership seminar for first and second line supervisors will be held in March 2014 at a university in Houston, Texas.  More details will be posted by January 15, 2014 including the exact date, location, and registration instructions.  Colonel Bossert is currently speaking about leadership, military topics, his experiences advising in Afghanistan, surviving his medical evacuation from Kabul, and his faith.   He is also working on his third book, Advising in Afghanistan and My Long Journey Home.  His first book, Core Values is available from Barnes & Noble and Amazon.   
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541611 - Administrative and management and general management consulting services
541618 - Other Management Consulting Services
611430 - Professional and Management Development Training
921130 - Public Finance Activities (Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution System (PPBES))
923110 - Administration of Education Programs (leadership, PPBES, national security)
92811   - National Security (Planning and employment of the U.S. military, airpower doctrine, strategic and operational planning, leadership training, JIIM--joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational operations)

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Friday, September 9, 2011


Dear Phil

Congratulations on becoming certified a service-disabled veteran-owned small business SDVOSB)!  We wish you all the best and look forward to your first seminar next year.  

Also, keep up the remarkable recovery.  You are an inspiration to us all!

Staff, friends, and supporters of CM Leadership Seminars, LLC

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Welcome to our website!  Our website is still under construction, so thank you for your patience. 
We became an LLC in November 2011 and plan to host our first one-day leadership seminar in March 2014 at a university in Houston, TX.  
The president of Civil/Military (CM) Leadership Seminars, Colonel Phil Bossert, USAF (retired), returned earlier this year from a fifteen month assignment in Kabul, Afghanistan.   There he advised 30 senior Afghan officers and taught them how to develop a three year, $15 billion defense budget.  Colonel Bossert also taught them strategic planning, leadership, and management.  He was assigned to the NATO Training Mission based at Camp Eggers and was employed by a defense contractor.  His assignment was cut short when he was medically evacuated on January 29, 2012 with a brain tumor.  It was successfully removed on February 2nd at the Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and he is completing the final phase of his recovery at his home in Friendswood, TX.  Colonel Bossert's recovery has been so rapid that he was called a "medical miracle" at Walter Reed.  He is on track to make a full recovery and completed the Dallas Half Marathon on December 9th with his son and his son's girlfriend;  they completed this 13.1 mile course in 2 hours and 17 minutes.  On Thanksgiving Day this year he also completed a 10K Turkey Trot race in Houston with his son and daughter in 50 minutes. 
Our mission is to provide practical leadership education by leveraging the extraordinary experience of the world's greatest military and the enormous resources of the world's greatest system of higher education.  
Our vision is to be a highly successful and respected provider of global leadership education that is practical, cost-effective, and convenient. 
Our key services include one and two-day leadership seminars, deployable instructor teams, and guest speakers.  Our slogan:  "The ultimate leadership collaboration" 
This website will be upgraded to a commercial website by next summer.  Thanks for your patience as we quickly move CM Leadership Seminars, LLC, forward and prepare for seminar one in March 2014. 

Colonel Phil Bossert, USAF (retired):  Phil served twenty-eight years on active duty in the United States Air Force before retiring in 2010 as a colonel.  A command pilot with 3,900 hours of flying time, he is a veteran of military operations in Panama (Operation JUST CAUSE), the First Gulf War (Operations DESERT SHIELD/STORM), and Afghanistan (Operation ENDURING FREEDOM).  Phil recently returned from his third deployment to Afghanistan where he served as a civilian advisor to the Afghan Ministry of Defense in Kabul.  There he taught 30 senior officers how to develop a three year, $15 billion defense budget.    

An Eagle Scout and distinguished military graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, he has extensive experience in various flying, command, joint, and multinational assignments.  Phil holds master’s degrees in economics, military studies, strategic studies, and public administration from Old Dominion University, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Air War College, and Auburn University.  He served on the faculties of the Air Force Academy and the University of Houston, was a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and has published over 90 articles and one book.  Phil writes and speaks about leadership, strategic planning, transformational change, Afghanistan, military affairs, surviving cancer, and his Christian faith.  He is the president of CM Leadership Seminars, LLC, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that will begin offering one and two-day seminars on leadership in early 2014 for first and second line supervisors.    Phil and his wife, Anita, also a retired Air Force officer who served as a hospital administrator, reside in Friendswood, TX.  They have two children, Andrew and Stephanie who are both training to be Air Force officers at the University of Dallas and the Air Force Academy.      

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Our core values include integrity first, world-class service, professionalism, and teaching & research excellence.
Civil/Military Leadership Seminars is unique by using military veterans and university professors to teach a wide variety of practical lessons on leadership that can be immediately used.
We emphasize professionalism, ethics, and core values, the nuts and bolts of applied leadership, servant (taking care of people) leadership, and what the U.S. military terms JIIM (Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, Multinational) operations. 
As we get closer to our inaugural seminar (actually our ninth one but first revenue generating event), we will provide more details including how to register, the location, times, and specific agenda. 

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