“Everyone recognizes that the priceless qualities of leadership are not possessed by everyone. In the best leaders, certain fundamental qualities such as competence, clear-thinking, self-discipline, impartiality, and decisiveness are apparent. These characteristics give a leader an ability to inspire confidence in his subordinates. It takes these qualities, plus training and experience, to develop good leadership. Should we fail to develop leadership, we are lost.”
Hugh M. Milton II (1897 to 1987)
Hugh Meglone Milton II was a Major General of the US Army during World War II who served as US Under Secretary of the Army from 1958 to 1961.
He is descended from the British poet John Milton.