|Admiral Pratt while CNO|
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Everything Starts and Ends with Leadership
REAR ADMIRAL WILLIAM PRATT, LEADERSHIP
"As the youth progresses onward to mature manhood, he reaps a harvest from experience, he gleans much knowledge from his studies, he learns concisely what the laws of the seaman require, and the rules of the art of war demand. . . . But who is there to tell him that toward the end of your career you cannot pick up new tools and use them with the dexterity of the expert unless you have spent a lifetime with them, tested the temper of their steel, and made them a part of your life’s equipment."