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The Armed Forces Officer

Department of the Army Pamphlet 600-2

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Published: 1950
Language: English
Wordcount: 94,191 / 279 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58.4
LoC Category: UB
Downloads: 4,015
Added to site: 2008.05.16
mnybks.net#: 20907
Origin: gutenberg.org

This manual on leadership has been prepared for use by the Department of Army, the Department of Navy, and the Department of Air Force, and is published for the information and guidance of all concerned.

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easant to him personally, in the desire to hold onto things not by grasping them but by understanding them and remembering them, and in learning to covet only that which may be rightfully possessed.

An occasional man has become wealthy while in the services by making wise investments, through writings, by skill at invention, or through some other means. But he is the exception. The majority have no such prospect. Indeed, if love of money were the mainspring of all American action, the officer corps long since would have disintegrated. But it is well said that the only truly happy people on earth are those who are indifferent to money because they have some positive purpose which forecloses it. Than the service, there is no other environment which is more conducive to the leading of the full life by the individual who is ready to accept the word of the philosopher that the only security on earth is the willingness to accept insecurity as an inevitable part of living. Once an officer has made this passag

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