United States’ Success in Alpine Skiing at the Olympics

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Alpine Skiing
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A former US Air Force captain and technical engineer, Anthony “Tony” Hartman has provided consultation services to Dallas-based business for over 20 years. Outside of his professional obligations in Dallas, Anthony Hartman enjoys skiing.

Among the skiing events in the Winter Olympics, the United States has done especially well in alpine skiing, which comprises the four separate disciplines of super-G, downhill, giant slalom, and combined. The first alpine event occurred in 1936. Since that time, 13 American men and women have won multiple medals, with several winning at least two medals in a single Olympics.

On the men’s side, Bode Miller is the most-decorated skier in terms of total medals, with five (one gold, three silver, and two bronze), including one in each discipline. Ted Ligety, however, is the only American male skier to have won two Olympic gold medals, one each in combined and giant slalom. The three other males to win multiple medals are Andrew Weibrecht, Phil Mahre, and Tommy Moe.

On the women’s side, Julia Mancuso and Lindsey Vonn, both of whom are still competing, have decorated careers at the Olympics and World Cup. Mancuso has four Olympic medals, including a gold in giant slalom at the 2006 Olympics, while Vonn won gold in the downhill event at the 2010 Olympics. Andrea Mead Lawrence, who competed in three Olympics from 1948 to 1956, won the slalom and giant slalom events in 1952. Other women to win multiple medals include Gretchen Fraser, Picabo Street, Diann Roffe, Penny Pitous, and Jean Saubert.


Three Tips for Raising Self-Reliant Children


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Raising Self-Reliant Children
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Based in Dallas, Texas, Anthony “Tony” Hartman is an experienced business consultant who focuses much of his work in the realms of risk analysis and management consulting. Outside of his career in Dallas, Anthony Hartman takes interest in parenting topics such as how to raise children to be self-reliant.

To prepare your children for a successful adult life, you will need to help them cultivate self-reliance from an early age. Steps you can take to foster this skill in your children, include:

1. Encouraging self-made choices. You can help your children take their first steps toward self-reliance by enabling them to make some of their own choices. On a daily basis, you should try allowing them to select what they want to wear. You should also involve them in the decision-making process when you are considering enrolling them in extracurricular activities. With freedom of choice, your children will become more self-reliant down the road.

2. Allowing them to do things on their own. Though it may be far easier to do everything on your children’s behalf, allowing them to do certain things on their own will help them become more self-reliant. If there is a task that you would like them to do, then you should teach them how they can do it alone. Be there to act as a guide in the future, but you should otherwise let them take care of their own tasks.

3. Helping them with organization. With strong organizational skills, your children will be better prepared to take control of their own lives and lean less on you for support. To help your children hone this skill, you should encourage them to keep calendars and memos that will remind them of important tasks and items.

About the Air Force Achievement Medal


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Air Force Achievement Medal
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For more than two decades, Anthony Hartman has worked as a self-employed business consultant in Dallas, Texas. Previously a captain in the United States Air Force, Anthony “Tony” Hartman received the Air Force Achievement Medal in recognition of his service.

The Air Force Achievement Medal is given to individuals below the rank of colonel who have demonstrated outstanding achievement or meritorious service during their time with the armed forces. It is primarily used to recognize specific accomplishments rather than continued periods of service. Those individuals who receive the medal for their actions during hostile acts, single acts of terrorism, or combat conditions receive a bronze letter “V” device with their medal.

Designed by Captain Robert C. Bonn Jr., the Air Force Achievement award features a distinctive border consisting of 11 cloudlike shapes. Within the center of the medallion are thunderbolts and wings. These symbols signify the striking power of the Air Force through aerospace; the image was adapted from the Air Force’s official seal.

The award was first authorized by the secretary of the Air Force in October 1980, and the bronze “V” was retroactively authorized in January 1996.

AFCM – Recognizing Distinguished Air Force Personnel Service

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Air Force Commendation Model
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A business consultant based in Dallas, Texas, Anthony “Tony” Hartman has worked with some of the nation’s top agencies, including the US Department of Defense, the Federal Aviation Administration, and NASA. An Air Force veteran, Anthony Hartman of Dallas, Texas, was awarded an Air Force Commendation Model (AFCM) for meritorious service.

The AFCM was authorized for award in March 1958 to Air Force officers who distinguished themselves in service. Award recipients, usually personnel below the rank of brigadier general, must have served honorably and achieved distinctive merit or acted courageously without willful risk of life.

The medal is made of bronze and shaped in a hexagon. At the center is the Air Force seal; an eagle perched atop a baton, wings spread open. Below the seal is a shield flanked by flyer’s wings on the left and right sides, and eight lightning bolts behind.

Authorized devices include a bronze oak leaf cluster for additional awards of the AFCM and a “v” device for distinguished service in the face of hostility.