When taking command of my first Army unit, my battalion commander told me: "Captain, your responsibilities are simple, you are responsible for everything that does or does not happen in your unit." No excuses, no deflecting blame to someone in my unit, no dodging responsibilities. As the leader of the unit - I was responsible … Continue reading

Honor – Courage – Duty- Virtue

Virtue - Honor - Courage - Compassion - Duty Important words to me. Lately, I have been pondering what it means to do right - even to ones own hurt.  Virtue and honor should drive us to do what is right regardless of the cost - especially to ourselves.  Courage gives us the means to … Continue reading Honor – Courage – Duty- Virtue

A Most Sublime Word

Good morning! A leader once commented that the word duty is the most sublime word in the English language.  Nowadays it seems it is a most forgotten word. Wikipedia gives this commentary: ". . . . [duty] is a term that conveys a sense of moral commitment to someone or something. The moral commitment is … Continue reading A Most Sublime Word