Three Essentials…

“Our success over our enemies will depend upon the degree of development of certain essentials of military personnel: 1. Skillful and resolute leadership. 2. A high morale. 3. Well organized and disciplined troops. If we have the first of these three we are bound to have the last two.”

General Alexander M. Patch (1889 to 1945)

Alexander McCarrell Patch was a senior United States Army officer who fought in both World War I and World War II, rising to rank of General. During World War II he commanded US Army and US Marine Corps forces during the Guadalcanal Campaign, and the US Seventh Army on the Western Front.

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