Middle Management: Leading the Mission

“The relation between officers and enlisted men should in no sense be that of superior and inferior, nor that of master and servant, but rather that of teacher and scholar.”

—Major General John A. Lejeune, 13th Commandant, USMC

“I quickly learned that team work—all pulling together toward an identifiable common goal—worked far better than rushing headlong ‘over the top’ only to discover that no one was behind you.”

—Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Sr., Chairman Emeritus, The New York Times Company, formerly Captain, USMC

When a son announces that he intends to join the military, the universal parental response (after trying to talk him out of it) is: “Well, at least be an officer; officers have it easier.” ...

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