“Men demand a reasonable degree of justice. They expect a leader to be fair and understanding. A single act of glaring injustice will injure his prestige and influence. Men must trust their leader in order to follow him.”
“The Human Element in War,” by Major‐General Charles P. Summerall, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, Journal of the Royal United Services Institution, Vol. LXXII, February to November, 1927.
General Charles Pelot Summerall (04 March 1867 to 14 May 1955) was a senior US Army officer. Summerall commanded the 1st Infantry Division in World War I, was Chief of Staff of the United States Army from 1926 and 1930, and was President of The Citadel between 1931 and 1953.