Lieutenant Colonel Mike Cousins P’19 – America’s Citizen Soldiers
On Monday, November 9, Suffield honored Veterans Day with a visit from Lieutenant Colonel Mike Cousins P’19 of Westfield, Massachusetts. Representing America’s Citizen Soldiers, Mr. Cousins is one of many men and women who continually put their lives on hold in order to serve our country. He shared first-hand accounts of his service and involvement with Close Air Support during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. After presenting a training video of an A-10 aircraft assault in preparation for the Afghan war, Michael addressed the Suffield community with a talk about leadership. “Teaching the ability to recognize the traits of leadership is an important attribute of the Suffield Academy education, and this is why I sent my son to this school,” he said. The Leadership Program is an important element of a Suffield education aimed at helping students develop skills and habits that will enable them have a positive impact on the world. Mike Cousins’ talk gave the Suffield community a chance to appreciate the men and women who serve the United States of America.