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Marshall and Lejeune: The respect two great generals had for each other

I tell the tale in the new issue of the Marine Corps Gazette. Basically, Lejeune kept on trying to hire Marshall for a top position at VMI.


The Best Defense

General Sherman (IV) says one sign of effective leadership is having a small staff

More Sherman stuff to continue our celebration of Confederate Defeat Month:

A bulky staff implies a division of responsibility, slowness of action, and indecision, whereas a small staff implies activity and concentration of purpose. The smallness of General Grant's staff throughout the civil war forms the best model for future imitation.

In addition, staffs should not live better than the troops. "Officers should never seek for houses, but share the condition of their men."

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