Command Climate & Positive Leadership

“Leaders create command climate. Positive leadership can eliminate micro‐management, careerism, integrity violations and the zero defects mind‐set. These attitudes are an unfortunate side effect of the turmoil created by the downsizing of our Army. These attitudes have appeared in the past‐but we defeated them. We will do so again.”

General Dennis J. Reimer, Chief of Staff, US Army, “Leadership for the 21st Century: Empowerment, Environment and the Golden Rule” ‐ 1996 Military Review Article.

Dennis Joe Reimer (1939 to Present)

A retired US Army General who served as the 33rd Chief of Staff of the Army from 20 June 1995 to 21 June 1999. He is also a graduate of Ranger and Airborne school.


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