Leonard Boothe Lt Col, USAF (Ret) 

Leonard Boothe/Maximize Your Potential

Leonard Boothe is a retired lieutenant colonel who served more than thirty years of active duty in the United States Air Force. As an enlisted member and then a commissioned officer, he held various leadership positions. His final assignment was as Commander, Detachment Five, at the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center in Maxwell Air Force Base-Gunter Annex in Montgomery, Alabama, where he was responsible for the readiness, professional development, personnel administration, facility management, and security for nineteen hundred personnel, and for developing and sustaining a 1.2 billion global network.

In addition to being a veteran, Boothe is the CEO and managing member of Boothe and Associates Real Estate Services, a real-estate investment company headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi. He has been investing in real estate for more than twenty years and is a Florida real-estate agent, who currently holds a residential contractor license in the state of Mississippi.

Boothe is an avid community servant. He served as president for the Montgomery, Alabama chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association in 2014 and currently serves on the boards of several organizations. He was also a co-producer of a gospel play entitled A Family That Prays Together Stays Together. Now, Boothe adds “author” to his resume.

Boothe served as a former instructor for the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at Jackson State University in Jackson Mississippi, and at the College of Aerospace, Research, Doctrine, and Education in Montgomery, Alabama. He is uniquely qualified to blend his experiences as an air force officer, business leader, and community servant to teach, motivate, and inspire those seeking to achieve the American dream. Boothe is an enthusiastic student, teacher, and motivational speaker who continuously mentors others to maximize their potential.

Most importantly, Boothe is a Christian, a son, a father of two, a brother, and a community servant who believes paying it forward is vital for maximizing one’s potential.


Professional History

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Boothe & Associates Real Estate Services

Mr. Boothe is the CEO of the recently established real estate company.  As CEO he is responsible for the strategic planning and guidance for the company.

Vice-President, Boothe Brothers International

Mr. Boothe overseas strategic planning and provides oversight for day-to-day operations.   He’s responsible for exploring and researching investment opportunities, managing acquisition functions and providing oversight for property management activities.


Mr. Boothe has held various management and leadership positions while in the United States Air Force and as a business person.  He has managed multi-million dollar projects and has led up to 90 personnel during his military career.  He has traveled extensively in the United States and overseas. (Virginia, South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Turkey and 15+ other countries) in support of United States military operations.  Mr. Boothe garnered the coveted 2003 Department of Defense Chief Information Officer of the Year as the best company grade communications officer in the Department of Defense.  Mr. Boothe is also an accomplished instructor who taught at the Air Force’s College of Aerospace, Doctrine, Research and Education and currently teaches Air Force ROTC program at Jackson State University.  As an entrepreneur, he has built a thriving business and is an active community servant.

Background History

Mr. Boothe was born in Chicago, IL and graduated from South Panola High School, in Batesville, MS in 1980.  He enlisted in the United States Air Force in May 1983 and has served his country for more than 20 years. He has two children, Anderson (32) and Christopher (30).


1986:  Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Mississippi

1994:  Masters, Business Administration, University of Mississippi


Professional Education

2006 – Currently enrolled in Real Estate Broker’s Course

2005 – Real Estate Agent Course

2005 – Air Command and Staff College

2003 – Advance Communications Officer’s School

2000 – Contingency Warfighters Planning Course

1999 – Squadron Officer School

1999 – Academy Instructor School

1999 – Information Warfare Application Course

1995 – Basic Communications Officer School

Major Awards, Decorations and Community Service

2003 – Department of Defense Chief Information Officer of the Year

1997 – AMC’s Communication and Information Professional Award

1993 – Distinguish Graduate – University of Mississippi ROTC Program

1992 – Superior Performer – ROTC Field Camp, Fairchild AFB, WA

1989 – Honor Graduate – Intelligence Technical School

1988 – 82nd Tactical Aerial Squadron NCO of the Year

1984 – 82nd Tactical Aerial Squadron Airmen of the Year

1988 – Distinguish Graduate NCO Leadership School,

1983 – Honor Graduate – Administration Technical School

Maximize Your Potential: Don’t Sell Yourself Short (Volume 1)

After 31 years in the United States Air Force and looking back on my career, Lieutenant Colonel Leonard Boothe decided to write a book that captures the ups and downs of his career and lessons learned. Lt Col Boothe hope this book provides valuable advice to those who seek personal growth. Whether you are in the military, a civilian, or self-employed, this book can be used as a guide to “Maximize Your Potential.” After considering several titles for this book, Lt Col Boothe settled on “Maximize Your Potential.” The title is self-explanatory; however, he chose it because very few people truly live up to their potential. This is a self-help book that will provide every individual who reads it with an opportunity to self-reflect, analyze progression towards goals and gain access to tools that will improve their current situation.