“Everyone recognizes that the priceless qualities of leadership are not possessed by everyone. In the best leaders, certain fundamental qualities such as competence, clear-thinking, self-discipline, impartiality, and decisiveness are apparent. These characteristics give a leader an ability to inspire confidence in his subordinates. It takes these qualities, plus training and experience, to develop good leadership.… Read More
“There is no type of human endeavor where it is so important that the leader understands all phases of his job as that of the profession of arms.” James C. Fry (1897 to 1982) James Clyde Fry was a Major General in the United States Army who served as an infantry regiment and division commander… Read More
A variety of World War II warbirds played a pivotal part in the allied war effort such as the Lancaster bomber and the P-51 Mustang fighter. Aircraft B-24 Bomber (US): Early models of the long range heavy bomber, known as the Liberator, were primarily used for transporting cargo and persons of special interest. Some of… Read More
“In preparing for a lifetime of service, our professionally trained military graduates must train not only for leadership in battle, but also to provide leadership for the Nation in adapting the resources of science and education to our national needs.” General Bradley (1893 to 1981) Omar Nelson Bradley was a US Army officer who commanded… Read More
“Leadership is the knack of getting somebody to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890 to 1969) 34th president of the United States (1953–1961), who had been supreme commander of the Allied forces in western Europe during World War II.
“A good soldier, whether he leads a platoon or an army, is expected to look backward as well as forward; but he must think only forward.” General Douglas MacArthur (1880 to 1964) A US Army General who is widely known for his exploits during World War II, where he commanded the Southwest Pacific Theatre, as… Read More
“Intelligence, knowledge, and experience are telling prerequisites. Lack of these may, if necessary, be compensated for by a good general staff officer. Strength of character and inner fortitude, however, are decisive factors. The confidence of the men in the ranks rests upon a man’s strength of character.” Erich von Manstein (1887 to 1973) Erich von… Read More