The Basic Principles of the Military Services…

“…the basic principles of the military services are unchangeable. Courage and candor, obedience and comradeship, love of fatherland and loyalty to the state: these are ever the distinguishing characteristics of the soldier and sailor. Building character through intelligent training and education is always the first and greatest goal.” Erich Raeder (1876 to 1960) Erich Johann… Read More

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Tough Hombres…

“We’ve got no place in this outfit for good losers. We want tough hombres who will go in there and win!” Another variation: “The navy has no place for good losers! The navy needs tough sons of bitches who can go out there and win!” Admiral Jonas Ingram (1887 to 1952) Jonas Howard Ingram was… Read More

Moderation & War…

“Moderation in war is imbecility.” Admiral John Fisher (1841 to 1920) John Arbuthnot Fisher was born in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) and entered the Royal Navy at the age of 13, joining the Victory at Portsmouth on 12 June 1854. He served in the Crimean War (1859 to 1860), saw action at Alexandria (1882), appointed… Read More