Moral Spirit…

“’The spirit of an army lives in its officers,’ wrote Ruchel; for the moral of the rank and file is the moral of its leaders.” J.F.C. Fuller (1878 to 1966), Training Soldiers for War, 1914 Major General John Frederick Charles ‘Boney’ Fuller, CB, CBE, DSO was a senior British Army officer, military historian, and strategist.… Read More

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Make Good Men…

“No speech of admonition can be so fine that it will at once make those who hear it good men if they are not good already; it would surely not make archers good if they had not had practice in shooting, neither could it make lancers good, nor horsemen; it cannot even make men able… Read More

Hallmarks of a Great Officer…

“Today’s officer must have the mental flexibility, the imagination, to utilize to the fullest extent the developments of modern technology. Nevertheless, he must not lose his soldier’s soul in the laboratory. Above all he must have the integrity and character of a Washington, the moral conviction of a Lincoln, and the tenacity and fighting ability… Read More

Moral Effect…

“The moral effect of result upon troops must never be overlooked” Major General J.M. Schofield (1831 to 1906), United States Army, from the Inaugural Address to Journal of the Military Service Institute of the United States, 11 January 1879. John McAllister Schofield was a US Army officer who held major commands during the American Civil… Read More

The Ugliest Thing of Things…

“War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest thing of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling that thinks nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing more than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature, and… Read More