“Leadership Lessons I Learned From My Military Service” with Former Navy SEAL Rob Huberty

Chaya Weiner
Oct 24 · 13 min read

A hero is a common person with an uncommon desire to succeed. A hero is willing to face a challenging task even when fear arises. A hero does this not to better his/her position but does so with the best interest of all to improve his/her world. A hero shares the ideals of a superhero even though he/she may lack physical strength or monetary resources.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Rob Huberty. Rob served as a U.S. Navy SEAL for nine years. During this time, he led both Navy SEALs and foreign forces during training and combat missions. He also serves as a board member for Climb for the Fallen, a non-profit organization dedicated to memorializing fallen US service members. Rob holds an MBA from The Wharton School and a BA in Political Science from the University of Arizona. Rob is currently COO of ZeroEyes, an artificial intelligence (AI) gun detection system for real-time weapon detection and alerts. ZeroEyes is for use in various locations including schools, airports, tourist attractions, hospitals, and commercial buildings. The object is to “Stop threats at first sight, not at first shot.” https://zeroeyes.com


  1. Get direct sunlight for 30 minutes in the morning. I do this by exercising outside.
  2. Practice mindfulness. I meditate for 10 minutes each day.
  3. Practice thankfulness. Tell one person each day what they mean to you.
  4. Share your story. It will resonate with others.
  5. Be authentic. There is no reason to please others if you cannot please yourself.
  6. Help others. Teach others what you have learned.
  7. Read books and learn. You will be more interesting and open minded.
  8. Go to bed early. Practice good sleep routine.
  9. Take risks. Dare greatly.
  1. Mentor those who need help.
  2. Our jobs take up most hours in the day. Find a mission and turn it into a job.

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Chaya Weiner

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Director of branding & photography at Authority Magazine’s Thought Leader Incubator, helping leaders establish a brand as a trusted authority in their field

Authority Magazine

Leadership Lessons from Authorities in Business, Film, Sports and Tech. Authority Mag is devoted primarily to sharing interesting feature interviews of people who are authorities in their industry. We use interviews to draw out stories that are both empowering and actionable.

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