A former Fort Hood commander will be signing his book in Harker Heights today.

Retired Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch said writing about the lessons of leadership he learned during his 35-year Army career and four years at West Point was something on his retirement bucket list.

The former III Corps and Fort Hood commander retired in a December 2011 ceremony at Fort Hood. His new book, “Adapt or Die: Leadership Principles from an American General,” debuted last month.

He spent 16 years of his career at Fort Hood, and led the Army’s Installation Management Command before retiring.

“When you read the book, most of the lessons learned, were learned and developed at Fort Hood,” said Lynch, who now lives in the Dallas area.

“I also use the book to talk about faith and family,” he said. “I can’t do anything without my personal relationship with God.”

Lynch said his wife, Sarah, was his guiding light throughout the years and while writing the book.

“The feedback is, ‘We really appreciate the leadership principles, but we really support your endorsement of faith and family,’” the retired general said.

Lynch will sign books from 11:30 to 1 p.m. at Union State Bank, 345 E. Farm-to-Market Road 2410, in Harker Heights.

Rose L. Thayer is the military editor for the Killeen Daily Herald. She joined the paper in February 2011 as a health and military reporter. View her complete profile Here. You can contact Rose L. Thayer at rthayer@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7463. Follow her on Twitter at KDHmilitary.

Rose L. Thayer is the military editor for the Killeen Daily Herald. She joined the paper in February 2011 as a health and military reporter. View her complete profile Here.

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