Tony Burgess is a faculty member at the United States Military Academy (West Point, New York) and is the cofounder of the Company Command forum and part of the team that created the MilSpace professional development system—a grassroots learning system that connects platoon leaders and company commanders across the Army with each other in an ongoing conversation about leading Soldiers and growing combat-effective teams. Tony graduated from West Point in 1990 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant of Infantry. He has served in the 82nd Infantry Division (Airborne) and the 25th Infantry Division (Light). He holds a masters degree in leader development and counseling from Long Island University (2000) and a doctorate of science in engineering management from the George Washington University (2006) where he focused his research on leadership within informal social systems and, specifically, the core group phenomenon in communities of practice. Tony has co-authored two books: Taking the Guidon: Exceptional Leadership at the Company Level (2001) and Company Command: Unleashing the Power of the Army Profession (2005). Tony continues to serve platoon leaders and company commanders in his role with the U.S. Army’s Center for the Advancement of Leader Development and Organizational Learning at West Point.