Teacher & Scholar…

“The relationship between officers and men should in no sense be that of superior and inferior, nor that of master and servant, but rather that of teacher and scholar. In fact, it should partake of the nature of the relationship between father and son, to the extent that officers, especially commanding officers, are responsible for the physical, mental, and moral welfare, as well as the discipline and military training of the young men under their command.”

Major General John A. Lejeune (1867 to 1942), from 1920

Lieutenant General John Archer Lejeune (pronounced Luh-jern) was an US military officer and the 13th Commandant of the US Marine Corps.

Today, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, bears his name and he is often referred to as “the greatest of all Leathernecks,” having served more than 40 years with the Marine Corps.


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