Seemingly Incompetent but Useful…

“‘He’ll never make a good soldier’ should not be heard from the confident leader. Seemingly incompetent men should be a challenge to one’s ability. They should be studied more closely and the best method of handling them discovered. In every man there is much that may be made useful for military purposes.” “Discipline and Personality,”… Read More

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Answer Affirmatively…

“Are you a good leader? Are you worthy to lead men? Have you considered what war may require of you? Have you confidence in your men? Have your men faith in you?–are some of the questions you must ask yourselves, and until you can answer them in the affirmative you cannot claim to be a… Read More

Is Depression in Military Officers associated with Lack of Support from Superiors?

Research Paper Title Support From Superiors Reduces Depression in Republic of Korea Military Officers. Background The prevalence of depression is relatively high in the Korean military. Social support is a protective factor against depression and is classified into four categories: emotional support-having the sense of feeling loved; instrumental support-receiving material assistance; informational support-receiving advice; appraisal… Read More

Leader & Led: Similar Qualities…

“Leadership presupposes two things:– A leader, and men capable of being led. A stag cannot lead an army of lions; a lion cannot persuade an army of stags to follow. What then is required? A lion leading lions. In other words, the qualities of leader and led are very similar. The chief of these qualities… Read More

Wrong Direction…

“It was indeed seldom that [Southern] officers were guilty of cowardice upon the field of battle; but they were often in the wrong place, fighting as common soldiers, when they should have been directing others.” Stonewall Jackson (1824 to 1863) Thomas Jonathan Jackson was a Confederate general in the American Civil War, and one of… Read More

Orders: Object, Means & Execution…

“A present ungraciously given is ungraciously received; an order badly given is badly executed.” [“L’Ame du Soldat”] “The crisp, calculated, and forceful way of giving an order should produce a forceful way of executing it.” [“L’Ame du Soldat”] “In giving an order we should first consider the object; secondly, calculate the means; for it is… Read More