Introduction

What Leaders Can Learn From MacArthur

Inever met General Douglas MacArthur, but it seems like he has always been a presence in my life. As a boy, I was spellbound by my uncle's stories of World War II. He served with the First Cavalry Division during the liberation of the Philippines, and the pride my uncle had in the accomplishments of his unit and its association with the General ran deep below the surface of his well-deserved bravado.

Later, as a history major in college, I studied the operations in the Pacific during World War II and gained a great respect for MacArthur's strategic genius. When I was commissioned in the United States Marine Corps in 1966, I first visited the MacArthur Memorial while attending the Basic School ...

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