Who is Augustine and why should we care about what he had to say? What are the experiences in Augustine’s life that shaped his thought and writing? Given how long ago Augustine lived, is there anything about his thinking that still affects us today? How did the philosophy of his time, both Stoic and Platonic, affect Augustine’s beliefs? How did Augustine understand ethics? Can we discern a leadership philosophy in Augustine’s writings? Captain Joe Mcinerney is also former Chair of the Department of Leadership, Ethics, and Law at Navy. He earned a doctoral degree in systematic theology from the Catholic University of America and is the author of the book The Greatness of Humility: St. Augustine on Moral Excellence.