Serving to lead

Greg Friese turns the tables by interviewing host Rob Lawrence about how his Royal Army Medical Corps service has influenced his leadership through 30 years of EMS


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In the final EMS One-Stop podcast of the year, the tables are turned on host Rob Lawrence as Lexipol/EMS1 Editorial Director Greg Friese, MS, NRP, takes over the mic and welcomes Rob as the guest.

Rob is about to celebrate 30 years in EMS leading both military and civilian prehospital ambulance services and Greg drills into Rob’s views on leadership.

Then Army Captain Rob Lawrence serving as an air assault medical unit officer in Bosnia in the 1990s.
Then Army Captain Rob Lawrence serving as an air assault medical unit officer in Bosnia in the 1990s. (Rob Lawrence)

Having served in the British army and many deployments in the early ’80s, Rob was selected for officer training and entered Britain’s Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

On receiving the Queen’s Commission as a second lieutenant, he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps and the rest – as they say – is history. 

Rob and Greg discuss the influences of Sandhurst on Rob’s leadership style and how that is carried forward to this day.

Topics discussed include pride, integrity, learning, humor, service, courage, communication, trust, training and serving to lead.

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