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"Three words. That’s all it took. I was writing a letter home to my mom when the call rang out across the American compound: ''Get it on!'' And just like that, the course of my life changed forever." 

Decorated U.S. military veteran-turned-country musician Keni Thomas gives a personal account of his heart-wrenching experiences in the chaotic 1993 Battle of Mogadishu to express a unique set of leadership lessons and inspired view of our greater purpose. Get It On! reminds readers "that we, as individuals, do indeed matter, that we are anything but ordinary, fully capable of carrying out life-changing assignments at any level and in any situation. We can make a difference in this world."

Carrying a guitar now rather than a rifle, Keni also shares stories from the stage of the Grand Ole Opry to overseas concerts for active soldiers, always passionate about the battle that "still shapes my thoughts on a daily basis" and eager to encourage the absolute best in those who are willing to answer whatever call God places on their lives.

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"Keni Thomas is a great storyteller. (This) is a book for everyone."

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Three words. That’s all it took.

"I was writing a letter home to my mom when the call rang out across the American compound: ''Get it on!'' And just like that, the course of my life changed forever.”

Decorated U.S. military veteran-turned-country music star Keni Thomas gives a personal account of his heart-wrenching experiences in the chaotic 1993 Battle of Mogadishu to express a unique set of leadership lessons and inspired view of life’s greater purpose.

Get It On! reminds readers “that we, as individuals, do indeed matter, that we are anything but ordinary, fully capable of carrying out life-changing assignments at any level and in any situation. We can make a difference in this world.”

Today, Keni carries a guitar instead of a rifle and has shared his stories from the stage of the Grand Ole Opry to overseas concerts for active soldiers, always passionate about the battle that “still shapes my thoughts on a daily basis.” Here, he writes to encourage the absolute best in those who are willing to answer whatever call God places on their lives.

Keni Thomas was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge from the United States Army and fought the “Black Hawk Down” battle in Mogadishu, Somalia. He has since become an award-winning country musician and is the spokesperson for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation and the “Hero Fund.” Inspired by Isaiah 6:8 (“Here am I; send me”), Keni also speaks to students and adults around the country about leadership, encouraging them to “Train as you fight. Fight as you train.”

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"Keni shows us that the principles of leadership we learned when we wore the uniform still apply to us all out here in the real world.  It is through the example we set, and by the grace of God that we can still make a difference and continue to live purposeful and meaningful lives."

- Lt Col Oliver L. North USMC (retired)

About the Author

Keni Thomas received the Bronze Star for Valor from the United States Army and fought the Black Hawk Down battle in Mogadishu, Somalia. He has since become an award-winning country musician, appeared in the major motion pictures Sweet Home Alabama and We Were Soldiers, and is the spokesperson for The Hero Fund. Keni also speaks to students and adults around the country about leadership, encouraging them to "Train as you fight. Fight as you train." He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Karen Lea Lo
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Get It On! the importance of character and leadership
Reviewed in the United States on August 10, 2014
This is an outstanding book that is so much more than just a chronicle of the Battle of Mogadishu. Keni Thomas brings the reader into the battle and explains better than anyone I have ever read, how people can function with bullets flying around them. His contention that... See more
This is an outstanding book that is so much more than just a chronicle of the Battle of Mogadishu. Keni Thomas brings the reader into the battle and explains better than anyone I have ever read, how people can function with bullets flying around them. His contention that during the heat of battle, a soldier makes the conscious decision that "I may die here today, but my men - the man on my left and the man on my right - won''t" helps the reader to understand how people in battle can continue to function when faced with their own mortality. The reader comes to meet others who were involved in the battle, how the battle began and how it ended. Keni also spends a large part of the book explaining the virtues of character and leadership. Not in terms of generals or leaders in government, but in terms of the soldiers, the boots on the ground, from the lowly private who only leads himself, to the lieutenants who worked tirelessly to make sure their men made it back. He believes that everyone is extraordinary and is capable of doing great things; the problem lies in their believing in themselves. His philosophy is summed up in his words: "Lead, follow, or get out of the way". Get It On! is an inspiring story of battle, friendship, and what is means to "lead the way".
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The REAL Meaning of Leadership
Reviewed in the United States on October 10, 2011
You know the books you get so engrossed in that you don''t want them to end? This was one of them for me. When I wondered why afterwards, considering I am not the type who goes out of her way to read stories of war, I realized it was because of the writing style. Keni Thomas... See more
You know the books you get so engrossed in that you don''t want them to end? This was one of them for me. When I wondered why afterwards, considering I am not the type who goes out of her way to read stories of war, I realized it was because of the writing style. Keni Thomas is not writing a book: he''s telling a story. You read this book, and he might as well be there talking to you about his time serving in the Army. This is the hallmark of a great story-teller. There are moments here when the author bares his soul. His voice gives truth to the reality of war and you know that every word is genuine. I once read a quote that said you should choose your authors as you choose your friends; Keni is someone you''ll want as a friend. Speaking of quotes, he magically ties in quotes from a variety of sources into the themes of his tale. He also draws parallels with his Christian faith, which is done so honestly that believers and non-believers alike with open hearts will see something beautiful there. It is impossible to read this book and not take something inspirational out of it. Keni Thomas defines "leader" with more sincerity than many philosophers have. He is one of the few real authorities on the subject. Read this book and you''ll see what I mean.
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Claudia
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For love of God and Country
Reviewed in the United States on November 14, 2011
Get It On: What It Means To Lead The Way is the debut, non-fiction work of U.S. Army Ranger (and country music singer) Keni Thomas. It is his own personal account of the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu, Somalia, the same conflict that was depicted in the film, "Black Hawk... See more
Get It On: What It Means To Lead The Way is the debut, non-fiction work of U.S. Army Ranger (and country music singer) Keni Thomas. It is his own personal account of the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu, Somalia, the same conflict that was depicted in the film, "Black Hawk Down".

This book is not simply a chronology of that fierce battle; it is an uncanny view of combat as seen through the eyes of a soldier who lived it ... lived through it ... and is now living above and beyond it.

Ranger Thomas'' writing voice is melodious. His narrative is smooth and flowing, resonating with personality, truth, insight, and humor. Thomas has a gift for storytelling that manages to entertain as well as educate the reader on the very sobering subject of war. He is able to achieve that by exposing a side of soldiers that very few civilians will ever see, the unexpected side that can find levity in the direst of circumstances, and the endearing side that teases and nicknames their comrades.

As evidenced in this 222-page book, the camaraderie of soldiers is as sacred as any religion. Their bond is a selfless, sacrificial love that runs so deep that the life of the soldier standing to one''s right or left becomes more important than self. To quote Ranger Thomas, "Men will fight for a cause. But they will die for each other."

Get It On is unique when compared to other "war stories" in that it has much more to do with life than it does with death. It has to do with living life to its fullest. Ranger Thomas'' words of encouragement and wisdom are applicable whether the reader is a career soldier, or has never donned a uniform. This work will appeal to people from all walks and stages of life.

Readers who love Soldiers, Country, or God will find what they are looking for in this book ... pride, hope, and inspiration. For the reader who does not love Soldiers, Country, or God ... this book has the potential to change that.

Get It On comes with my highest recommendation.

Claudia Pemberton, Reviewer
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Joey B
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Get It On!
Reviewed in the United States on November 16, 2011
Amazon Verified Purchase This review is from Get it On! What it means to Lead the Way. (Hardcover) Review by: 1SG Joey "Brasso" Welsh USA (Ret) "GET IT ON" is a very well written overview of what several men went through during the battle of... See more
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Review by: 1SG Joey "Brasso" Welsh USA (Ret)

"GET IT ON" is a very well written overview of what several men went through during the battle of Mogadishu in October, 1993. Since the Task Force had people from the best units in the Army, Navy and Air Force working together it was hard to imagine something like this could happen, but in combat anything can happen. And it winded up split up into several groups, after the battle began. It was these small groups that fought the thousands of crazed Somalia''s. What makes it really good is the author weaves the story in such a way that a combat vet like myself gets a different perception of it rather than just the shoot and kill or be killed we are all tired of reading.

In doing so he forces you (in a good way) to look at a situation as a civilian in any job or position and how he relates those experiences from combat into applying the decisions and approaches to everyday problems is extraordinary.

At the same time it''s real enough to have you start smelling and tasting the battlefield, therefore, it must make someone who has never been in combat sit on the edge of their seat sometimes, since you just never know how he was going to come at you. I liked that. I have been in very similar situations but I was with 4 or 5 other men in the middle of the jungle, and if you got caught in the enemy''s back yard, you had to be dam good to get out! You depended on the man on your right and left in order to survive and the reason we survived was TRAINING, GOOD TRAINING and a lot of it.

The soldiers on this mission were "The best of the best" and had it been any other unit I''m certain the outcome would have been ten times as bad, without a doubt. The author really pulls you into certain characters as if to say "remember this guy" because later on he will do amazing things and sometimes super human feats occur in the heat of battle by normal human beings, however, as the author kids about how they (and I know this is true) are not normal, they are different because they chose the hardest job the Army has and it''s all volunteers. Most people would or could never imagine doing that and therefore they are looked upon as anything from super heroes to demented killers, and that feeds them.......so their always ready to "GET IT ON"! RLTW
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Anastasia
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Hits you right between the eyes
Reviewed in the United States on October 10, 2011
I first met Keni Thomas through his music. His songs were mostly stories based on his military experience. His songwriting drew me in and took me places emotionally. Then I had the privilege of hearing him present the keynote address at a corporate convention. He... See more
I first met Keni Thomas through his music. His songs were mostly stories based on his military experience. His songwriting drew me in and took me places emotionally.

Then I had the privilege of hearing him present the keynote address at a corporate convention. He told the story of the Battle of Mogadishu, but more importantly he taught about leadership. I walked away being challenged to remember that no matter my ''position'' personally or professionally, there is always someone watching and I need to lead by example.

Now a book! An incredible book! I have read it in two sittings. (I had to put it down to sleep.) Keni tells the story of the Battle of Mogadishu in more detail than I have ever heard it told. You truly feel like you are there with him - inside his head. But far beyond that is the leadership lessons he intertwines with the story. Starting at chapter two I was hit between the eyes multiple times with a challenge to step up. This book is about the leadership that God has called us ALL to. Currently I am not in a designated position of ''leadership''. However, Keni reminded me that ''leadership is not a position - it is the example you set''. We are all important in the role God has placed us in. Keni has made me re-evaluate the kind person I want to be. Am I going to ''lead, follow, or get out of the way''? Am I going to ''be part of the problem or part of the solution''?

This is definitely a book that I will read again - slowly - several times - so that I can chew on the challenges and apply the wisdom. I highly recommend it to people in all walks of life.
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BK
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A book for everyone
Reviewed in the United States on November 20, 2011
Great book - I saw Keni Thomas in concert about a year ago and this book feels like he is sitting there telling you the story. It is great insight into what it is like to be in battle. But more than that - it relates the military mindset to life and business. The... See more
Great book - I saw Keni Thomas in concert about a year ago and this book feels like he is sitting there telling you the story. It is great insight into what it is like to be in battle. But more than that - it relates the military mindset to life and business. The importance of team work and everyone doing their part.

I think it should be required to reading for high school students. The message of taking care of those on your left and right, you are only as strong as your weakest link and you ever know when that person will make a difference in your life. Everyone has value on the team.

I plan on giving it to recent college graduates I know. If I had the power and money - I would make every member of congress read this and write a book report - and if the message they got from it - wasn''t do what needs to be done and what is right - I would make them reread it!
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Solid read
Reviewed in the United States on June 26, 2014
Keni''s account of his time as a Ranger during the Battle of Mogadishu is straightforward, honorable, honoring, and written as someone who has learned a great deal in the 20 years since. I''m glad Keni didn''t write this 10-15 years earlier - he continues to experience and... See more
Keni''s account of his time as a Ranger during the Battle of Mogadishu is straightforward, honorable, honoring, and written as someone who has learned a great deal in the 20 years since. I''m glad Keni didn''t write this 10-15 years earlier - he continues to experience and process and apply his story, learning more as time goes on. A remarkable story of leadership and even some faith, Get It On! is a fast-paced and fulfilling read. Highly recommended for anyone looking to join the military, for any working person looking for perspective on the importance of being part of a team, or for anyone just looking for life lessons and a good story, this book is for you.
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Willie
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A Must Read for All Americans
Reviewed in the United States on October 12, 2011
I am a prolific reader, and most of the top-ranking books that have come out in the last decade should be classified as, "Good story, ok writing." This book tells a great story, and the writing is top notch. In a rare turn in my reading habits, I wasn''t able to put it down... See more
I am a prolific reader, and most of the top-ranking books that have come out in the last decade should be classified as, "Good story, ok writing." This book tells a great story, and the writing is top notch. In a rare turn in my reading habits, I wasn''t able to put it down until the very last page. Every American needs to read the words,

"While the answer may be easy, the hard work of leading is not. You will be called upon to rise above yourself and do what others cannot do for you. Your character will be tested. Your faith will be tested. And it''s how well you''ve prepared yourself in advance that will be the difference between mission success and mission failure."

This book is about much more than the military, although Keni does a stunning job of explaining the specialties and importance of each small group within the organization. This book is about true leadership and doing what it takes to step into a role of strength and courage. It applies across every faction of life: parenthood, business, personal life, and all of the social roles we and others put us into. It is about doing the right thing even when all seems lost, showing integrity when an easier route is available, and rising above our narcissism for the good of our fellow man. Funny, touching, and inspiring, this book will be under the tree for every member of my family this Christmas.
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Laurel C Kriegler
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A call to stand and be counted.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 6, 2014
I wish I''d read this book ten years ago, back when I was bemoaning being just a "number" on a large company''s books. But no, I''ve read it now, and even so I''m sure this was the right time for me to read it. In "Get it on!" Keni gives a detailed account of...See more
I wish I''d read this book ten years ago, back when I was bemoaning being just a "number" on a large company''s books. But no, I''ve read it now, and even so I''m sure this was the right time for me to read it. In "Get it on!" Keni gives a detailed account of the "Black Hawk Down" mission that took place in Mogadishu. But not only that. This book homes in on what it means to be a Ranger, bringing the concept down to the very personal level; what it means to be a leader; what it means to be a Christian. It is a call to stand and be counted, to action rather than complacency. Sure, the Rangers and other military personnel around the world carry out tasks many of us would rather not, but that doesn''t make us any lesser than they. We "ordinary" folks are equally called to respond to God''s call "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" (Isaiah 6:8, NIV). We are called to make a difference, to have a meaningful role in life. In my opinion, this book is a must-read for all Christians.
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Grant MacNeill
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True heroism, true belief and truly inspirational - concise and educational.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 7, 2014
An interesting mixture of leadership manual, lifestyle guide and re-affirmation of one''s belief in a higher being (without preaching). If you were on the ground during the famous Black Hawk Down gun battle, I think you would be entitled to use your religion to shape your...See more
An interesting mixture of leadership manual, lifestyle guide and re-affirmation of one''s belief in a higher being (without preaching). If you were on the ground during the famous Black Hawk Down gun battle, I think you would be entitled to use your religion to shape your belief - aren''t we all atheists until we need something? It''s a fascinating book interweaving all of Keni''s past and current experiences into a business manual far above the normal standard. Keni Thomas - Special Forces Sergeant, Country Music star and motivational speaker. I''d say this man has the credentials to write an engaging and inspiring book
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