When one mentions Vince Lombardi's name, people immediately associate it with the Green Bay Packers and the dynasty he created within the National Football League (NFL). As head coach and general manager of the Packers from 1958 to 1967, Lombard guided the organization to five NFL championships and back-to-back Super Bowl titles. Without question, Vince Lombard was a successful coach. However, there were other successful coaches in the league, who also believed in discipline, consistency; selflessness, resilience, confidence and pride. But what was it that set Vince Lombard apart? Why more than 30 years after his death does he remain the standard against which others are measured? Who was vince Lombardi and why did his leadership and value to the nation transcend the world of professional football? The purpose of this effort is to answer these questions while exploring Lombardi as a strategic leader. This will be accomplished by examining Lombardi's conceptual, technical and interpersonal strategic leader competencies described in The Strategic Leadership Primer published by the United States Army War College. Particular emphasis will be placed upon analyzing how Lombardi's education, background and experience developed a solid frame of reference to support execution of these competencies at the strategic level.