“Nuts!” General Tony McAuliffe (1898 to 1975) Anthony C. McAuliffe was a US Army general who commanded the force defending Bastogne, Belgium, in the Battle of the Bulge (December 1944) during World War II. At the time of the Normandy invasion (June 1944), he was artillery commander of the 101st Airborne Division. He was in… Read More
“The morale of the soldier is the single greatest factor in war.” Field Marshal Montgomery (1887 to 1976) Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery, in full Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, of Hindhead byname Monty, was a British Field Marshal and one of the outstanding Allied commanders in World War II.
“Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death.” Sun Tzu (400 BCE to 301 BCE) Sunzi, Wade-Giles romanisation Sun-tzu, also spelled Sun Tzu, personal name Sun Wu, (flourished 5th century BC),… Read More
“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.” 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 the most celebrated personages in the history of the West. He… Read More
“The military don’t start wars. Politicians start wars.” William Westmoreland (1914 to 2005) William Childs Westmoreland was a US Army general who commanded US forces in the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1968.
“Amateurs talk about tactics. Professionals talk about logistics.” Attributed to Aleks Hindin
Brigadier General Laura Yeager, the first female to command a US Army Infantry division. Read More