Developing Desire…

“…the task of the leader in promoting esprit de corps is to develop within each man the desire not only to do what is best for him but what is best for those who fight with him in combat against the enemy. It is esprit de corps that is the basis of unity of effort and accomplishment in battle.”

Edward Munson (1868 to 1947), Leadership For American Army Leaders, writing in The Infantry Journal in 1942.

Brigadier General Edward Lyman Munson was a senior officer of the US Army Medical Corps; He accepted a commission with the US Navy but turned it down a few months later, to join the Army. He served in several conflicts, was an instructor and teacher for matters of Field Hygiene and Sanitation and authored several publications.


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