NPS JAG is a Leader in Uniform, and on Skates

By: MC2 Shawn J. Stewart The Naval Postgraduate School’s Staff Judge Advocate (JAG) Cmdr. Tracy Clark exercises leadership on the university campus on a daily basis. But her leadership is […]

By: MC2 Shawn J. Stewart

The Naval Postgraduate School’s Staff Judge Advocate (JAG) Cmdr. Tracy Clark exercises leadership on the university campus on a daily basis. But her leadership is exercised off campus as well, motivating her teammates to victory as a leading member of her roller derby team, the Beasts of Eden.

“I am primarily a blocker,” said Clark. “Blockers are responsible for getting their jammer through the pack so that she can score while keeping the opposing jammer behind them. We do this through a combination of offensive blocking, such as sweeping an opposing blocker out of the way for our jammer, and defensive blocking, ‘holding’ a jammer behind our walls, or hitting her out of bounds and forcing her to recycle through the pack.”

Clark says she is tough mentally and physically … A trait that allows her to be an effective leader, and one she exercises daily with students, faculty and staff on the NPS campus.

“Being a JAG has really taught me the importance of leadership,” said Clark. “There is no one perfect style of leadership, but it’s important that the style you practice is genuine. If those that you are leading do not trust you, they will not follow you.”

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