Waking & Sleeping Nightmare…

“Every waking and sleeping moment, my nightmare is the fact that I will give an order that will cause countless numbers of human beings to lose their lives.” General Norman Schwarzkopf (1934 to 2012), speaking in 1991 Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf was a US Army officer who commanded Operation Desert Storm, the American-led military action that… Read More

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Nourishing Mavericks…

“My greatest contribution as chief of staff was to nourish the mavericks.” Matthew B. Ridgway (1895 to 1993) General Matthew Bunker Ridgway was a senior officer in the US Army, who served as Supreme Allied Commander Europe and the 19th Chief of Staff of the US Army.

Violent Attacks & Saving Lives…

“Violent attacks, though costly at the time, save lives in the end.” George S. Patton Jr (1885 to 1945) George Smith Patton Junior was a US Army officer. He was an outstanding practitioner of mobile tank warfare in the European and Mediterranean theatres during World War II. His strict discipline, toughness, and self-sacrifice elicited exceptional… Read More

Saluting & Dying…

“If you can’t get them to salute when they should salute and wear the clothes you tell them to wear, how are you going to get them to die for their country?” George S. Patton Jr (1885 to 1945) George Smith Patton Junior was a US Army officer. He was an outstanding practitioner of mobile… Read More

Good Plan vs Perfect Plan…

“A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week.” George S. Patton Jr (1885 to 1945) George Smith Patton Junior was a US Army officer. He was an outstanding practitioner of mobile tank warfare in the European and Mediterranean theatres during World War II. His strict discipline, toughness, and self-sacrifice… Read More

My Full Duty…

“If I do my full duty, the rest will take care of itself.” George S. Patton Jr (1885 to 1945) George Smith Patton Junior was a US Army officer. He was an outstanding practitioner of mobile tank warfare in the European and Mediterranean theatres during World War II. His strict discipline, toughness, and self-sacrifice elicited… Read More

Have I Done Enough?

“Always moving, do not sit down, do not say “I have done enough.” Keep on; see what else you can do to raise the devil with the enemy.” George S. Patton Jr (1885 to 1945) George Smith Patton Junior was a US Army officer. He was an outstanding practitioner of mobile tank warfare in the… Read More