One Mission to Africa, Leadership Lessons for a Lifetime: Strategies for effective teamwork in multicultural, multinational, multi-agency, and multijurisdictional undertakings


Authored by Peter C VanAmburgh


List Price: $19.99

6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)

Black & White on White paper

272 pages

1Mission Leadership LLC

ISBN-13: 978-0996215107

ISBN-10: 0996215107

BISAC: Business & Economics / Leadership


In September 2009, the United States alongside the East African Countries of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda, launched a coalition operation in Kitgum, Uganda. Their mission was to prepare the region for the challenges of a pandemic or equally devastating regional disaster. As the operation un­folded, unmistakable leadership lessons emerged amidst the backdrop of humanitarian and security operations. This is the story of Task Force Kitgum: the lessons gleaned from a dynamic multinational environment, the results, and the influence the mission had on its participants and the local people. This book is intended as a guide for leaders of governmental, military, non-governmental and faith-based organizations engaged in, or preparing for, complex human endeavors where teamwork is required for success.

Dr. Peter VanAmburgh

founderPeter VanAmburgh received a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership from Argosy University in 2003. He is the President of 1Mission Leadership LLC, a consulting, training and professional services company located in the northern suburbs of Atlanta, GA. In 2012, he retired from the U.S. Army as a Colonel after 28 years of demanding leadership roles from company/team through brigade command in Long Range Surveillance, Special Forces, and Intelligence units. He holds master’s degrees from Kennesaw State University and the U.S. Army War College, and is a graduate of a host of military schools including Special Forces, Ranger, Jumpmaster, HALO, and the Counterintelligence Special Agent course. He has the benefit of possessing unique technical competencies as well as experience leading large organizations and highly skilled multinational teams in combat operations, humanitarian missions, and other activities in over 15 countries around the world. In addition to his military service, he has three years of law enforcement, five years in business, and over six years of teaching experience at undergraduate through doctoral level.
Dr. VanAmburgh values integrity, loyalty, service and action. His work bridges the strategic to the tactical, and his teaching is as valuable for senior executives as to their first line supervisors. He is a master at strategic planning, deciphering culture, and developing action plans that deliver results. He is also a lifelong learner who lives his favorite mantra, “If you are not getting better – you must be getting worse.” His passion is passing on the hard-learned lessons from the battlefield, boardroom, classroom, and the street, to the next generation of global leaders.