Quotes October 29, 2021

Their military training will ensure success in war, but they must maintain unity by not allowing the state to grow to large, and by ensuring that the measures for promotion and demotion from one class to another are carried out. Above all they must maintain the educational system unchanged; for on education everything else depends, and it is an illusion to imagine that mere legislation without it can effect anything of consequence.
The best form of welfare for the troops is first-rate training.
Erwin Rommel
They (Women Marines) don’t have a nickname, and they don’t need one. They get their basic training in a Marine atmosphere, at a Marine Post. They inherit the traditions of the Marines. They are Marines.
Thomas Holcomb
The aim of military training is not just to prepare men for battle, but to make them long for it.
Louis Simpson
The relationship between officers and men should in no sense be that of superior and inferior, nor that of master and servant, but rather that of teacher and scholar. In fact, it should partake of the nature of the relationship between father and son, to the extent that officers, especially commanding officers, are responsible for the physical, mental, and moral welfare, as well as the discipline and military training of the young men under their command.
John A. Lejeune
If officers desire to have control over their commands, they must remain habitually with them, industriously attend to their instruction and comfort, and in battle lead them well.
Stonewall Jackson
If you’re in the military and refusing the vaccine, it might be a good signal that you need a career change
If I can’t trust you to take a small risk that will keep others safe, not sure I can trust you to take a big risk, which is kind of what this whole profession is built on.
The Angry Staff Officer
“I think we need to be helpful to our neighbors and do what we can to help other people”
Courtesy of David Barber, USMC WWII Vet
I’d learned a lot in the Army. I knew that above all things in the world I had to become so big, so strong that people and their hatred could never touch me.
Sammy Davis, Jr.
When you find an old man in a young mans profession, pay attention.
Andy Stumpf