Inner Qualities…

“Neither bars nor stars make an officer. An individual becomes an officer only when he develops those inner qualities of honesty, self–sacrifice, and attention to duty that are always inherent to real leadership.”

General Samuel D. Sturgis, Jr (1897 to 1964)

Samuel Davis Sturgis Junior was an American Army officer, retiring as a Lieutenant General. From 1953 to 1956, he served as the United States Army Chief of Engineers.

Sturgis came from a military family and both his father, Samuel D. Sturgis Jr., and grandfather, also named Samuel D. Sturgis, were West Point graduates and Major Generals.


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