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. Advertisements Advertisements


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

Good & Credit…

“There is no limit to the good you can do if you don’t care who gets the credit.” General George C. Marshall (1880 to 1959) George Catlett Marshall was a General in the US Army, being Army Chief of Staff during World War II (1939-45) and later US Secretary of State (1947-49) and Defence (1950-51).… Read More

Title Changes for Two Senior British Army Leaders

Two key figures in the British Army are taking on new titles to better reflect the work they are already doing at the top of the organisation (British Army, 2018). As part of an ongoing review of the Army’s operating model by Chief of the General Staff, General Mark Carleton-Smith, there are going to be… Read More

What is the Number of 1-Star Posts under Commander Field Army?

In 2015, the British Army had four 3-star (OF-8) posts within Army Command: Deputy Chief of the General Staff (DCGS). Commander Field Army (CFA). Commander Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC). Commander Personnel Support Command (PSC). The CFA had four 1-star (OF-6) posts within their span of control: Assistant Chief of Staff Commitments (ACOSC). Assistant Chief… Read More

Real Strength Lies In…

“The air force’s real strength lies in its people. The mission is not done by machines, it is done by people. The best weapons are of little value without trained and motivated people to operate and support them.” Charles A. Gabriel (1928 to 2003) General Charles A. Gabriel was the 11th Chief of Staff of… Read More