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A piece of paper makes you an officer, a radio makes you a commander. -- Omar N. Bradley
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My generals are a parcel of post inspectors. -- Napoleon Bonaparte
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A leader is simply one who leads, and a bad leader can lead an army into Hell. I want these boys to be heroic, brave and wise. -- Anonymous
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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
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Do you really understand all this army stuff?

It helps not to be too bright, sir. -- M*A*S*H Episode Guide Team
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Now, in this U.N. stuff, the commander, although he has troops, they don't really belong to him. They're loaned by the country to the U.N. to be used, but each of these countries provide a contingent commander, a senior guy who communicates directly back to his capital. -- Romeo Dallaire
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No matter how enmeshed a commander becomes in the elaboration of his own thoughts, it is sometimes necessary to take the enemy into account. -- Winston Churchill
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No matter how many or how few people you have reporting to you, you must remember that as you climb higher in the ranks, your words will be taken as commands even if you're just thinking out loud. -- Simon Sinek
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The trouble with you, M. le comte de Sevigny, is that you're too god-damned autocratic. From now on, you will kindly remember that a good military tactician requires the support of a team. We are your team. -- Dorothy Dunnett
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Your Marines having been under my command for nearly six months, I feel that I can give you a discriminating report as to their excellent standing with their brothers of the army and their general good conduct. -- John J. Pershing
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I am myself my own commander.
[Lat., Egomet sum mihi imperator.] -- Plautus
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Nobody's more mindful of the sacrifices of our troops than those of us that command them. -- John Abizaid
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As a 22-year Army Veteran who served in Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom, and as a Civilian Advisor to the Afghan Army in Operation Enduring Freedom, I understand both the gravity of giving the order, and the challenge of carrying it out. -- Allen West
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There may be a hundred thousand men in an army, who are all equally free; but they only are naturally most fit to be commanders or leaders, who most excel in the virtues required for the right performance of those offices. -- Algernon Sidney
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A field marshal who issued orders to the armed forces but had no idea of the results they would have in practice. -- Wilhelm Keitel
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A commander needs a good battlefield voice, -- George R R Martin
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I am, madam, Jonathan Randall, Esquire, Captain of His Majesty's Eighth Dragoons. At your service, madam. -- Diana Gabaldon
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You don't want captains in the army who know too much or think too much. -- Robert Graves
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I suffer from the usual difficulty that besets the higher commander - things can be ordered and started, but actual execution at the front has to be turned over to someone else. -- Rick Atkinson
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There is such an equality among them that the officers have no authority. The privates are all generals, but not soldiers. -- Bernard Law Montgomery
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An army isn't made of its officers, you know, though we officers like to think it is. An army is no better than its men, and when you find good men, you must look after them. That's an officer's job. -- Bernard Cornwell
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Show me a poorly uniformed troop and I'll show you a poorly uniformed leader. -- Robert Baden-Powell
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Most armies are in fact run by their sergeants - the officers are there just to give things a bit of tone and prevent warfare from becoming a mere lower-class brawl. -- Terry Pratchett
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Science is the captain, and practice the soldiers. -- Leonardo Da Vinci
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Two commanders on the same field are always one too many. -- Ulysses S. Grant
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Leadership is beyond the call of Duty.. -- Abha Maryada Banerjee
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It is not long before those who are obedient in service obtain command. -- Saadi
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Military commanders choose to overlook the Kenyan proverb that proclaims the power of the flea--"A flea can trouble a lion more than the lion can harm a flea." Most generals would rather be lions than fleas. -- William R. Polk
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trained army. The -- Terry Brooks
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When you're in command, command. -- Chester W. Nimitz
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I had come looking for a parade, for a military review of champions marching in ranks. Instead I was left with a brawl of ancestors, a herd of dissenters, sometimes marching together but just as often marching away from each other. -- Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Army: A body of men assembled to rectify the mistakes of the diplomats. -- Josephus Daniels
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The admiral, or commander in chief of a squadron, being frequently invested with a great charge, on which the fate of a kingdom may depend, ought certainly to be possessed of abilities equal to so important a station and so extensive a command. -- William Falconer
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Jaim says that the essence of command is to turn surprises to your favor. You get your perimeter outside the enemy's perimeter, and attack."
"What does that mean, exactly?"
"Oh, I don't know, some kind of military jabber. I was hoping you knew. -- Sherwood Smith
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Of all those in the army close to the commander none is more intimate than the secret agent; of all rewards none more liberal than those given to secret agents; of all matters none is more confidential than those relating to secret operations. -- Sun Tzu
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I am an Imperial commissar. I will enflame the weak, support the wavering, guide the lost. I will be all things to all men who need me. But I will also punish without hesitation the incompetent, the cowardly, and the treasonous.
Ibram Gaunt -- Dan Abnett
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I'm not a leader now. I'm a whole damn army. -- Joss Whedon
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Soldiers can sometimes make decisions that are smarter than the orders they've been given. -- Orson Scott Card
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In the history of modern warfare, it is doubtful if there are any generals at the top of a command pyramid who have displayed such collective incompetence as these two officers. -- Shiv Kunal Verma
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Nothing is so important in war as an undivided command. -- Napoleon Bonaparte
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Demand candor from commanding officers, and weigh heavily their recommendations. -- Steve Womack
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We really want to send the message that commanders need to understand and be accountable. We saw that with the Catholic Church. No one cared when they went after the priests, but when they focused on the bishops then things began to change. And we see that analogy working with the military. -- Amy Ziering
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If words of command are not clear and distinct, if orders are not thoroughly understood, then the general is to blame. But, if orders are clear and the soldiers nevertheless disobey, then it is the fault of their oficers. -- Sun Tzu
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I have seen competent leaders who stood in front of a platoon and all they saw was a platoon. But great leaders stand in front of a platoon and see it as 44 individuals, each of whom has aspirations, each of who wants to live, each of whom wants to do good. -- Norman Schwarzkopf
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I think of myself as Special Forces, clearing the path for the infantry. -- Geraldo Rivera
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A skilful (commander) strikes a decisive blow, and stops. -- Lao-Tzu
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The Official History of the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, -- Rick Beyer
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No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place. -- Philip Danforth Armour
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It has not fallen to your lot to command great armies. You had to create them, organize them and inspire them. -- Winston Churchill
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Soldiers in arms! Defenders of our soil!
Who from destruction save us; who from spoil
Protect the sons of peace, who traffic or who toil;
Would I could duly praise you, that each deed
Your foe's might honor, and your friends might read. -- George Crabbe
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For the most part the worst instructed, and the least knowing of any of their rank, I ever went amongst. -- Gilbert Burnet
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Leave the Artillerymen alone, they are an obstinate lot ... -- Napoleon Bonaparte
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But Jack, you're just a Captain and I'm the General. I order you not to go.
He tried to smile, ... These orders, he whispered, come from the Commander in Chief. -- Nancy E. Turner
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The best generals are those who have served in the artillery. -- Napoleon Bonaparte
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An army formed of good officers moves like clockwork; but there is no situation upon earth less enviable, nor more distressing, than that person's who is at the head of troops which are regardless of order and discipline. -- George Washington
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You are the most powerful army in the world; you are the future of this planet. You cannot, you will not spend one more minute of your time looking in a mirror wishing you looked different. -- Jamie Le Fay
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To ensure victory the troops must have confidence in themselves as well as in their commanders. -- Niccolo Machiavelli
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Sometimes, the best advisor is one that serves as a sounding board for his commander's thoughts. -- B.v. Larson
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Ender, for the past few months you have been the battle commander of our fleets. This was the Third Invasion. There were no games, the battles were real, and the only enemy you fought was the buggers. -- Orson Scott Card
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An army's bravest men are its cowards. The death which they would not meet at the hands of the enemy they will meet at the hands of their officers, with never a flinching. -- Ambrose Bierce
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If you get the objectives right, a lieutenant can write the strategy. -- George C. Marshall
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In battles two things are usually required of the Commander-in-Chief: to make a good plan for his army and, secondly, to keep a strong reserve. -- Winston Churchill
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Take me to the Brig. I want to see the "real Marines". -- Chesty Puller
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My subordinates followed my orders. -- Jorge Rafael Videla
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Generals are not to be too scrupulous. -- Napoleon Bonaparte
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When the higher officers are angry and insubordinate, and on meeting the enemy give battle on their own account from a feeling of resentment, before the commander-in-chief can tell whether or not he is in a position to fight, the result is ruin. -- Sun Tzu
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In a military operation, the command and control elements are a legitimate target. -- Stephen Hadley
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There are but few commanders who properly appreciate the value of celerity. -- Stonewall Jackson
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Soldiers! Here is the battle you have so long desired! Henceforth victory depends on you; we have need of it. -- Napoleon Bonaparte
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God bless the soldiers and seamen, with all their brave commanders. -- Abraham Lincoln
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Command, deprived of personal judgment, can win no battles. -- Barbara W. Tuchman
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Brys, how big do you want to make your escort?"
"Two brigades and two battalions, sire."
"Is that reasonable?" Tehol asked, looking around.
"I have no idea," Janath replied. "Bugg?"
"I'm no general, my Queen."
"We need an expert opinion, then," said Tehol. "Brys? -- Steven Erikson
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I believe that one can't command sitting on one's ass in the rear.One has to up among the forward brigade commanders, even as far as battalion commanders, especially if one is fighting a defensive action. One simply has to know what is going on. -- Christopher Vokes
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Elite warriors, when they accomplish their mission, they celebrate. -- Urban Meyer
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Who hath not served can not command. -- John Florio
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Sometimes command means letting those under you do their jobs -- Kirsten Beyer
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The art of coalition command - whether it is here in Afghanistan, whether it was in Iraq or in Bosnia or in Haiti - is to take the resources you are provided with, understand what the strengths and weaknesses are and to employ them to the best overall effect. -- David Petraeus
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Now an army is exposed to six several calamities, not arising from natural causes, 1 but from faults for which the general is responsible. These are: (1) Flight; (2) insubordination; (3) collapse; (4) ruin; (5) disorganisation; (6) rout. -- Sun Tzu
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Them. Too much activity, right where the colonel -- Karl Marlantes
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The greatest commander is he whose intuitions most nearly happen. -- T.e. Lawrence
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Oh captain my captain -- Walt Whitman
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To General McChrystal, those men on his team are his family. You know, these guys, they would do anything. They would die for each other. -- Michael Hastings
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Dallas, Lieutenant Eve, and aide, Peabody, -- J.d. Robb
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As each man's strength gives out, as it no longer responds to his will, the inertia of the whole gradually comes to rest on the commander's will alone. The ardor of his spirit must rekindle the flame of purpose in all others; his inward fire must revive their hope. -- Carl Von Clausewitz
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The friendship between officers is tarnished by the need for one or another to be promoted. The kindness of a captain is predicated on the obedience and efficiency of his underlings. -- Sara Sheridan
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'm a general, I do something. I go out and fight wars and win them. -- John Milius
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A good general chooses his battlefield. -- Tony Slydini
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Actually, I was the very lowest ranked member of the crew. I would only be "in command" if I were the only remaining person."
What do you know? I'm in command -- Andy Weir
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Both the Glory and the destroyer We are Proud to Honor Clan Sub-Leader Rash-au-Tal Vergent who Inspires us Every Day had gathered vital intelligence about Ruhar defense tactics and capabilities. -- Craig Alanson
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Aaron Warner Anderson, chief commander and regent of Sector 45, son of the supreme commander of The Reestablishment.
He has a soft spot for fashion. -- Tahereh Mafi
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A man who knew his job as he spent a long time commanding a regiment and who earned great respect from everybody. -- Aleksandr Vasilevsky
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We are pathfinders on a mission, Beholders following the Light, Runners gunning for the prize and Fighters remaining focused ... You have been described, do not accept any other description! -- Jaachynma N.e. Agu
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Over this August district work period, like many of my colleagues, I spent a lot of time with the men and women in uniform from my home State. The 196th Field Artillery Brigade just got back from a year in Afghanistan. -- Zach Wamp
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This is not the time for lying down at ease, it is the season of service and warfare. -- Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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Maxim 2:
A sergeant in motion outranks a lieutenant who doesn't know what's going on.
-The Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries -- Howard Tayler
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Many generals believe that they have done everything as soon as they have issued orders, and they order a great deal because they find many abuses. This is a false principle; proceeding in this fashion, they will never reestablish discipline -- Maurice De Saxe
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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. -- Douglas Macarthur
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The Creator has not thought proper to mark those in the forehead who are of stuff to make good generals. We are first, therefore, to seek them blindfold, and then let them learn the trade at the expense of great losses. -- Thomas Jefferson
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Your position never gives you the right to command. It only imposes on you the duty of so living your life that others can receive your orders without being humiliated. -- Dag Hammarskjold
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A force engaged is out of the hand of its commander. -- Ardant Du Picq