“Neither bars nor stars make an officer. An individual becomes an officer only when he develops those inner qualities of honesty, self-sacriﬁce, and attention to duty that are always inherent to real leadership.” Lieutenant General Samuel D. Sturgis Jr. (1897 to 1964) Samuel Davis Sturgis Jr. was a senior officer of the United States Army… Read More
“When you join your organization you will ﬁnd there a willing body of men who ask from you nothing more than the qualities that will command their respect, their loyalty, and their obedience … Commissions will not make you leaders; they will merely make you officers. They will place you in a position where you… Read More
“In an word, a good officer realizes that his men will follow his judgment if they are convinced that he too is prepared to risk his life in their defense.” Richard A. Gabriel and Paul L. Savage. (1978) Crisis in Command: Mismanagement in the Army.
“Effective, professional military leadership requires that certain standards of officer behaviour be met. Officers’ attitudes, actions, and abilities contribute to the formation of unit integrity. At a very minimum, these standards do not permit soldiers to be ‘used’ in pursuit of an officer’s career.” Richard A. Gabriel and Paul L. Savage. (1978) Crisis in Command:Mismanagement… Read More
The first female RAF Regiment Officers have successfully completed the 25-week course required to become members of the RAF Regiment and graduated at RAF Honington, Suffolk, on 08 August 2020. Flying Officer Emma Graves (22) of Verwood, Dorset, knew that a military career was for her and chose to earn her commission in the RAF… Read More
“Commissions will not make you leaders; they will merely make you officers … you can become leaders if you possess the proper attributes.” Major Christian Bach
“An officer should, at all times, be dignified in his conduct. Dignity is nothing more than the avoidance of coarse behaviour. It requires the control of one’s emotions. To be profane, boisterous, or ‘loud-mouthed’ is to be coarse. An officer who makes a spectacle of himself by being loud, or by losing his temper on… Read More