Commanders Quotes by Naftali Bennett, Maria V. Snyder, Winston Churchill, Joshua Slocum, Baron de Montesquieu, Benjamin Carson and many others.
The most consistently successful commanders, when faced by an enemy in a position that was strong naturally or materially, have hardly ever tackled it in a direct way. And when, under pressure of circumstances, they have risked a direct attack, the result has commonly been to blot their record with a failure.
I have broken all ties that bind me to the (U.S.) Army, not suddenly, impulsively, but conscientiously and after due deliberation. I sacrifice more to my principles than any other officer in the Army can do. I would rather carry a musket in the cause of the South than be commander-in-chief under Mr. Lincoln.
Good commanders look after their troops, and good troops look after their commanders.
Donald Trump is temperamentally unfit to be president and commander-in-chief.
Germany is the place where when Hitler was the prime minister and supreme commander, he burned over six million Jews. This is because Hitler and all German people knew that Israelis are not people who are working in the interest of the world and that is why they burned the Israelis alive with gas in the soil of Germany.
The most important Bible teaching that I remembered when I was in the Navy and when I was Commander-in-Chief, was that we worshipped The Prince of Peace. Jesus Christ is The Prince of Peace. So, I considered myself, as a submarine officer, as helping to preserve the peace. And I felt the same way when I was president.
The decision to leave [Iraq] should be based solely on the judgment of the combatant commanders on the ground who say, “My Iraqi counterparts can now handle this particular area of the country on their own with minimum American support or with no American support.” When they can do that, we should leave.
To date, we’ve arrested or otherwise dealt with many key commanders of al Qaeda… All told, more than 3,000 suspected terrorists have been arrested in many countries. Many others have met a different fate. Let’s put it this way – they are no longer a problem to the United States and our friends and allies.
My first job as commander in chief is to keep the American people safe.
I am fully prepared to be commander in chief… I don’t need on-the-job training.
Remember, it is the president’s constitutional duty to provide a strong national defense. Don’t insert politics into national security. Listen to your ground commanders. They know better than anyone what our military’s needs are. Have somebody strong at home who can provide you with needed support ‘off the battle field.’
One thing the military does far better than business is train its own leaders. I can’t go to IBM and hire a battalion commander. They don’t have any.
Bill Clinton is not my Commander in Chief.
The judgment that every voter is making of every one of us [running for presidency] who has the experience, who has the vision, who has the judgment to be commander in chief. That is the most important decision for the voters to make. That’s a standard I’m held to. And it’s a standard everyone else is held to.
He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.
Two commanders on the same field are always one too many.
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I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
I don’t like celebrity quarterbacks. We don’t need those. We need battlefield commanders.
It’s one of the reasons [Vladimir Putin invitation to U.S] why 50 national security officials who served in Republican information – in administrations have said that Donald [Trump] is unfit to be the commander- in-chief. It’s comments like that that really worry people who understand the threats that we face.
The question is who ought to make that decision, the Congress or the commanders? And as you know, my position is clear. I’m a commander guy.
A force engaged is out of the hand of its commander.
I am myself my own commander.
[Lat., Egomet sum mihi imperator.]
[Lat., Egomet sum mihi imperator.]
But what I would say to my successor is that it is important not just to shoot but to aim. And it is important, in this seat, to make sure that you’re making your best judgments based on data, intelligence, the information that’s coming from your commanders and folks on the ground and you’re not being swayed by politics.
These are the times that try men’s souls.
It is the duty of every good officer to obey any orders given him by his commander-in-chief.
I donвЂ™t even think of myself as a quote, unquote star – thatвЂ™s really douchey. I think of myself as just like . . . a dance commander.
I think no commander ever is going to come out and say, ‘I’m confident that we can do this.
You can’t flip-flop and be commander-in-chief.
I’m of the belief that you can have only one commander-in-chief at a time, only one president at a time. President Bush is our president. Whatever he decides vis-a-vis war or peace in Iraq is what we will do as a country. And I for one will swing in behind him as a citizen … and support whatever his decision is.
As a commander-in-chief what you do and what you say has real consequences.
The darkest days in my life after the war, after the war, was when I discovered that the … most of the members and commanders of the Einsatz group that were doing the killings, not even in gas chambers, but killing with machine guns, had college degrees from German universities and PhD‘s and MD’s. Couldn’t believe it.
There are always times where the place of a commander isn’t back with his Major State, but onward with his troops.
As president, my goal in Afghanistan will be to complete a successful transition to Afghan security forces by the end of 2014. I will evaluate conditions on the ground and solicit the best advice of our military commanders. And I will affirm that my duty is not to my political prospects, but to the security of the nation.
Figure out the one solution – not three – that you want to see happen. There were quite a few things we could have gone after but we decided to focus on the commanders and that was a strategic decision because that, for us, would be the most vulnerable point and the most effective one that could immediately change.