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Vanguard, n.

Pronunciation: ˈvanˌɡärd

Meaning: In a military context, this word referenced the foremost part of an advancing army or naval force. It also is more commonly used in reference to a group of people leading the way in new developments or ideas. In addition, it could be used to refer to a position at the forefront of new directions, breakthroughs, or innovations.


  • The prototype was in the vanguard of technical development.
  • They were truly the vanguard of the New York art scene.
  • In the sixties, their roster of artists was a who’s who of the sonic vanguard.

Ara Norwood is a multi-faceted and results-oriented professional. Spanning a multiplicity of disciplines including leadership, management, innovation, strategy, service, sales, business ethics, and entrepreneurship. Ara is also a historian, having special expertise on the era of the founding of our republic.
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