Shaye Lynne Haver

US Army Major & One of the First Two Female US Army Ranger School Graduates

Can you say “One of the first of two female graduates of the US Army Ranger School and Apache attack helicopter pilot?” Meet this week’s Team Never Quit guest, Shaye Haver. From being a cross country runner and soccer player in high school, to Army brat, to following in her dad’s footsteps as an Apache helicopter pilot, Shaye and Marcus share an engaging conversation about her influences and accomplishments. In 2016, Shaye and Kristen Griest, who also graduated from the US Army Ranger School were ranked 34th on Fortune magazine’s list of the World’s Greatest Leaders.

In this episode you will hear:

  • I grew up as an Army brat which put me in an environment of serving and sacrifice.
  • My dad always said, “Go do something better than me.”
  • ROTC was the beginning of my understanding that the military was about opportunity. You can make it what you want it to be.
  • Good, better, best – Never let it rest, until your good is better, and your better best.
  • I absolutely don’t take no for an answer – especially for myself.
  • I did not go to West Point because of my intellectual prowess. I went on my leadership and physical fitness abilities.
  • Ranger School reminded me that the mission is about the people to the left and right of you.
  • Crisis provides opportunity.
  • The tactic for success I use is to visualize success.
  • The first day one, there was 19 of us; the second day 1, there were 8 of us; the third day one, there were 3 of us.
  • I have had my tab ripped off my shoulder two times. Once by another Ranger.
  • I choose to walk in the responsibility of bearing this thing that I have earned for the duration of my life. You can let it weigh you down, or you can let it inspire you.
  • There’s not a quitting bone in my body.
  • The warrior culture is not just for men.
  • Heroes come in the most unlikely boxes. They’re all around us and everybody has a story.

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