“To have good soldiers, a nations must always be at war.” 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.… Read More
“In spite of the most complete preparation, there can be no victory if mistakes are made in the matter of command.” Mao Tse-Tung (1893 to 1976) Mao was the principal Chinese Marxist theorist, soldier, and statesman who led his country’s communist revolution. He was the leader of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) from 1935 until… Read More
Boot Camp is an amazing way to push your limits and achieve ever greater goals but it is vital to be prepared for it both physically and mentally. At Boot Camp, you will be completing an array of challenging activities which include push-ups (aka press-ups), sit-ups, pull-ups (aka heaves), timed runs, and more. A 2016 study by… Read More
“The line of supply may be said to be as vital to the existence of an army as the heart to the life of a human being. Just as the duelist who finds his adversary’s point menacing him with certain death, and his own guard astray, is compelled to conform to his adversary’s movements, and… Read More
Introduction This article has absolutely nothing to do with packing a toothbrush or a change of underwear! Such preparation is important, but nowhere nearly as important as readying yourself from a mental and physical standpoint. Without such preparation, your boot camp experience will most likely be a miserable one that sours you on the entire… Read More
Victory favours neither the righteous nor the wicked. It favours the prepared. Unknown Although the author of the above quote is unknown, Louis Pasteur said in a lecture, at the University of Lille, on 07 December 1854 “Dans les champs de l’observation le hasard ne favorise que les esprits prepares” (In the fields of observation… Read More
“The price of readiness is eternal vigilance.” Unknown “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty” (Deis, 2015). Reference Deis, R. (2015) This Day in Quotes: Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty. Available from World Wide Web: http://www.thisdayinquotes.com/2011/01/eternal-vigilance-is-price-of-liberty.html. [Accessed: 09 October, 2016].