“Leadership can be developed and improved by study and training, but don’t discount experience.”
General Omar Bradley (1893 to 1981)
Omar Nelson Bradley was a US Army officer who served as an infantry school instructor, and then took charge of the Eighty-second and Twenty-eighth Divisions during World War II. He commanded the Second Corps in the Tunisia and Sicilian campaigns, and as commander of the First Army he was instrumental to the success of the Normandy campaign. Bradley was appointed to head the Veterans Administration after the war, and at the end of his career he became a five-star general and served as first chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff (1949-1953).
In 1951 he published his reminiscences, A Soldier’s Story: A General’s Life (with Clay Blair) was published in 1983.