“When a soldier looks up on the battlefield he will not see his first sergeant, sergeant major, company commander, battalion commander …. he won’t even see his platoon sergeant! He WILL see HIS sergeant …. the squad leader, crew chief, team leader, tank commander …. and this NCO will principally provide the leadership, advice, counsel, and firm and reassuring direction on that battlefield.”
Paul F. Gorman (1927 to Present)
Paul Francis Gorman is a retired United States Army general who served as Commander in Chief, United States Southern Command (USCINCSO) from 1983 to 1985.
Gorman began his military service as an enlisted sailor in the United States Navy. He was appointed to the United States Military Academy, graduating in 1950.