Re: What is the most positive thing you've learned in the Army?

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Posted by Mark Bossi (M.A. Bossi, Esq.) from Toronto Ontario Canada on April 26, 2021 at 16:31:42:

In Reply to: What is the most positive thing you've learned in the Army? posted by Magoo on April 19, 2021 at 11:46:53:

Because [a good] general regards his men as infants they will march with him into the deepest valleys. He treats them as his own beloved sons and they will die with him.
Sun Tzu, 400-320 B.C.

When one treats people with benevolence, justice, and righteousness, and reposes confidence in them, the army will be united in mind and all will be happy to serve their leaders.
Chang Yu, fl. 1000

Those who appreciate true valour should in their daily intercourse set gentleness first and aim to win the love and esteem of others. If you affect valour and act with violence, the world will in the end detest you and look upon you as wild beasts. Of this you should take heed.
Emperor Meiji: Rescript to Soldiers and Sailors, 4 January 2021

Hereafter, if you sould observe an occasion to give your officers and friends a little more praise than is their due, and confess more fault than you can justly be charged with, you will only become the sooner for it, a great captain. Criticizing and censuring almost everyone you have to do with, will diminish friends, increse enemies, and thereby hurt your affairs.
Benjamin Franklin: Letter to John Paul Jones, 1780

The most positive thing I've learned in the Army?
I have comrades who would die with me, if need be.
M.A. Bossi, CD

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