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A good commander is benevolent and unconcerned with fame.
Of all those in the army close to the commander none is more intimate than the secret agent; of all rewards none more liberal than those given to secret agents; of all matters none is more confidential than those relating to secret operations.
The commander in the field is always right and the rear echelon is wrong, unless proved otherwise.
What the world needs is an Emergency Boss. An Emergency Czar. An Emergency Commander. A true Master Of Disaster. One person completely responsible for the anticipation, immediate reconnaissance, and urgent execution of rescue and relief efforts around the world.
Steven Van Zandt
However strong, however imposing a ship may appear, it is not 'disgraced' because it flies before the tempest. A commander ought always to remember that a man's life is worth more than the mere satisfaction of his own pride. In any case, to be obstinate is blameable, and to be wilful is dangerous.
All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years.
But courage which goes against military expediency is stupidity, or, if it is insisted upon by a commander, irresponsibility.
It is the duty of every good officer to obey any orders given him by his commander in chief.
The printing press is the greatest weapon in the armoury of the modern commander.
T. E. Lawrence
I neither will aspire to nor will I accept, the position of president of the council of state and commander in chief.
To win this war, we need a commander in chief, not a professor of law standing at the lectern.
I am the commander in chief of the United States armed forces, and Iraq is gonna have to ultimately provide for its own security.
In war, when a commander becomes so bereft of reason and perspective that he fails to understand the dependence of arms on Divine guidance, he no longer deserves victory.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The American President resembles the commander of a ship at sea. He must have a helm to grasp, a course to steer, a port to seek.
Moses was the greatest legislator and the commander in chief of perhaps the first liberation army.
There's no doubt in my mind that whichever commander ordered the blowing up of Kamisiyah did so in following the instructions that he had received.
As the ancient commander addressed his soldiers before battle, so should the moralist speak to men in the struggle of the era.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
I am not a Starfleet commander, or T.J. Hooker. I don't live on Starship NCC-1701, or own a phaser. And I don't know anybody named Bones, Sulu, or Spock.
On a standard space shuttle crew, two of the astronauts have a test pilot background - the commander and the pilot.
The president of the Arab Republic of Egypt is the commander of the armed forces, full stop.
I am fully prepared to be commander in chief... I don't need on-the-job training.
Our three big emergencies are fire, loss of pressurization or contaminated atmosphere. Any of those things in a spaceship are very deadly and time critical. Everybody's trained, but I'm the commander of the ship, and it's up to me to decide.
Any commander who fails to exceed his authority is not of much use to his subordinates.
We have never lost a crew member on the space station, but of course, the Columbia accident. I was - I'd already been an astronaut for a decade when the crew of Columbia was killed. And I went through test pilot school. Rick Husband and I were out at Edwards at test pilot school together. He was the commander of Columbia.
As I suffer in the defence of my Country, I must consider this hour as the most glorious of my life -Remember that I die as becomes a British Officer, while the manner of my death must reflect disgrace on your Commander.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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