Monday, May 7, 2012


The power to command has never meant the power to be mysterious.

Ferdinand Foch

In essence, "Tell your Sailors what the hell you want them to accomplish.  Don't make them guess."


Anonymous said...

Ah, the French. So well known as purveyors of great leadership tips.

Anonymous said...

May 7, 2012 11:52 AM

There was a time in our struggle for independence that the French did actually intend on helping our cause. That was some time ago though.


Anonymous said...

The French were the first on the scene in Aden, Yemen when USS COLE was attacked. They rendered aid and evacuated USN sailors to their hospital in Djoubiti, mean while the USAF refused to send a medevac flight to Aden until the USN could guarantee complete safety.