This week’s blog post is courtesy local #NPKC legend Josh Grubbs. Unfortunately all good things come to an end and this morning was his last workout with us. He’s headed down to Ft. Polk and will be missed greatly. Josh, we’re so glad you were here. Much love from your tribe.
Since age 18, I’ve been in some form of unit. The Hurricanes, Guppies, Crazyhorse, Geronimo, & Assassins. Even pushing paper, there were folks responsible for me and vice versa.
In 2013 I got the chance to get away and go to grad school in DC. It was good, but having a strong team to keep me in line makes me function closer to my potential. I showed up to NP that November thanks to Team RWB, & haven’t stopped since.
When I moved to KC in 2015 it was a bummer to leave the tribe and all the great people. Fort Leavenworth is a post for old folks and not many were interested in some 0630 hills.
Fortunately, John was already pondering his own tribe and I made sure I showed up. The Liberty Memorial is amazing and this hardworking crew has grown to be my own as well. Their friendship and motivation led me to see all corners of the city and make KC another hometown as well. Thanks to Megan & Stacia for being my 0530 pledge group and allowing us to grow the tribe. It also kept me active this year and I can’t thank you enough for that! The tribe was there to help promote me to Major in the Army, thanks again David! It was truly an honor to share that recognition of increased responsibility with all of you. This group and its volunteer leaders’ commitment, inclusiveness, and ingenuity will make me a better leader in our Army.
Finally, attending my first Summit last weekend and doing it through a challenging team effort with John and Nicole was the best way to close this chapter. Make plans to attend next year, it is worth it.
Until next time KC and NP, keep working hard, giving great hugs, and recruiting everyone! This shit is good.
– Josh from the KC Tribe