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Jerrod Olson
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No, I feel that both in LE and in general life experiences I’ve seen a lot of incidences where things became semi-chaotic and people/ Co-workers had stepped up to the plate on taking charge in what appears to be leadership roles. Ex- my dad is a farmer and one day somebody was spreading anhydrous on the field he had worked. At some point, the operator for the fertilizer spreader must of went over something that caused a continues cloud of anhydrous to erupt from the tank. My dad quickly analyzed the situation (because he was on scene), accounted for the wind, rescued the operator and was able to safely get everybody back. It appeared as though my dad, who is known locally in the area, took on a lead role during that time of chaos even though it appeared to be a small incident.

This is one of many examples I have seen.