|October 24th, 2004|
A good military leader will always have the welfare of his soldiers come first and foremost is their safety and well being. A person willing to go the extra mile, one who knows how to follow ordwers as well as give orders. A person that has common sense, an educational background and knowledge of the MOS where they are a leader. I know there are a lot more that a leader can have, but their soldiers should be the first.
Life Member: Disabled American Veterans (DAV) NRA, BASS, Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Association
|October 28th, 2004|
There is only one true test of a Military Leader -- War. Until a commander is forced to deal with the realities of war on the battlefield, you never know whether you got a winner or a lemon.
A great military leader knows his men and they know him. If he gives an order, they know that it is the best action to be taken because of who gave the order. The soldier does not have to doubt or even understand.
A great military leader adapts quickly during battle. He knows his terrain and uses it effectively. He keeps in contact with his soldiers so he can rapidly adjust and improvise when needed.
A great military leader is a free thinker more often than not. Know the tried and true methods, but always remain open to something revolutionary. He adapt and quickly implements new ideas.
"It is well that war is so terrible, else we should grow too fond of it."
- General Robert E. Lee
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"It takes a big man to admit when he's wrong. I am NOT a big man." -Chevy Chase
|October 30th, 2004|
Drinking has nothing to due with leadership. From what I have seen, drinking will always bring more problems than benefits in the militay.
Lead by example is a nother leadership biggie. Leaders who do the right thing ALL the time gain my respect. I actually had a leader tell me "do as I say, not as I do." What a farse!!
"The best form of taking care of troops is first-class training, for this saves unnecessary casualties." Erwin Rommel
|October 31st, 2004|
A captain that get´s so fed up on non functional AK5s so he grabs the recruit "by the neck" from the class beneath weapon training and goes to the storehouse and gives the recruit he´s own extra maintaind AK5 and tells you, Son I will teach you to handle that weapon personally!
Col. Meyers: What\'s your assessment of this situation, Gunny?
Highway: It\'s a cluster ****, sir. Marines shouldn\'t be sitting on their sorry asses filling out requisitions for equipment they should already have.
Col. Meyers: An astute observation.