Right Decisions…

“Soldiers need leaders who know how to fight and how to make the right decisions.” General Carl Vuono (1934 to Present) Carl Edward Vuono is a retired United States Army general who served as the Chief of Staff of the United States Army from 1987 to 1991. Advertisements Advertisements

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Real Leader…

“To get the best out of your men, they must feel that you are their real leader and must know that they can depend upon you.” John Pershing (1860 to 1948) John J. Pershing, in full John Joseph Pershing, byname Black Jack, was a US Army general who commanded the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) in… Read More

Carbon & Character…

“Just as the diamond requires three properties for its formation – carbon, heat, and pressure – successful leaders require the interaction of three properties – character, knowledge, and application. Like carbon to the diamond, character is the basic quality of the leader. But as carbon alone does not create a diamond, neither can character alone… Read More

Never Speak Ironically or Sarcastically…

“An officer should never speak ironically or sarcastically to an enlisted man, since the latter does not have a fair chance to answer back. The use of profanity and epithets comes under the same headings. The best argument for a man keeping his temper is that nobody else wants it; and when he voluntary throws… Read More

Imposed vs Earned…

“Discipline must be imposed, but loyalty must be earned – yet the highest form of discipline exists only where there is mutual loyalty, up and down.” Major General Aubrey Newman (1903 to 1994) Aubrey ‘Red’ Newman graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1925. He retired as a US Army Major… Read More

Rank & Idiosyncrasies…

“Rank is only given you in the Army to enable you to better serve those below you and those above you. Rank is not given for you to exercise your idiosyncrasies.” General Bruce C. Clarke (1901 to 1988) Bruce Cooper Clarke was a US Army general. He was a career officer who served in World… Read More

Perfect Discipline…

“You cannot be disciplined in great things and undisciplined in small things. There is only one sort of discipline – perfect discipline. Discipline is based on:- Pride in the profession of arms. Meticulous attention to detail. Mutual Respect and Confidence. Discipline can only be obtained when leaders are as imbued with the sense of their… Read More