Dominion of Free Will…

“God gave men dominion over the beasts and not over his fellow men unless they submit of their own free will.” Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 to 1821) Also known as Napoleon I, the Corsican or the Little Corporal, he was a French general, first consul of France (1799-1804), and emperor of the French (1804-1814/15), one of… Read More

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Stores & Tactics…

“The general must know how to get his men their rations and every other kind of stores needed for war. He must have imagination to originate plans- practical sense and energy to carry them through. He must be: observant, untiring, shrewd, kindly and cruel, simple, and crafty, a watchman and a robber, lavish and miserly,… Read More

Honesty & Attitude…

“The characteristic which higher command always looks for in any officer is honesty. Honesty in thought, word, and deed. Second to honesty and courage of purpose, I would place an unselfish attitude as the greatest attribute of a leader. Place the care and protection of the men first; share their hardships without complaint and when… Read More

Undaunted Courage…

“Great military leaders have always possessed undaunted courage. History abounds with stories of leaders who have dared to do those things which their opponents never would dream they would.” General Alexander M. Patch (1889 to 1945) Alexander McCarrell Patch was a senior United States Army officer who fought in both World War I and World… Read More

The Head…

“The personality of the general is indispensable; he is the head, he is the all, of an army. The Gauls were not conquered by the Roman Legion, but by Caesar. It was not before the Carthagenian soldiers that Rome was made to tremble, but before Hannibal. It was not the Macedonian phalanx which penetrated into… Read More

Leadership Techniques…

“Much of the coordination, cooperation and tactical efficiency achieved by a unit is a direct result of properly applied leadership techniques.” General Bruce C. Clarke (1901-1988) Bruce Cooper Clarke was a US Army General who served in WW1, WW2 (awarded three Silver Stars) and the Korean War. Graduated from West Point as an engineer in… Read More

Skill & Leadership…

“Beyond the requirement of a modern Army for technical skill in its people, there is the necessity for judgement and imagination – for leadership.” General Lyman L. Lemnitzer (1899 to 1988) Lyman Louis Lemnitzer was a United States Army General who served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1960 to 1962. He… Read More