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57 Army Officer Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Army Officer Sayings By Rachna Bisht Rawat: Amongst these brave soldiers was Dfr Vir Singh (Retd) of 4 Horse, whose flesh was Amongst these brave soldiers was Dfr Vir Singh (Retd) of 4 Horse, whose flesh was charred off his bones by a Cobra missile that hit his tank. He spoke with great regard for his Squadron Commander Maj Bhupinder Singh, MVC, who too was severely burned in the same attack after they had destroyed many tanks in the Battle of Phillora. When the then Prime Minister of India Lal Bahadur Shastri visited a dying Maj Singh in the Army Base Hospital, Delhi, the officer had tears in his eyes. A touched Shastri told Maj Singh that tears didn't become a brave soldier like him. Maj Singh replied, 'Sir, I'm not pained because of any injury. I'm anguished that a soldier is not being able to salute his Prime Minister. — Rachna Bisht Rawat
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Army Officer Sayings By Silas L. Copeland: Without self-discipline, a noncommissioned officer can never develop or maintain personal integrity. Without self-discipline, a noncommissioned officer can never develop or maintain personal integrity. — Silas L. Copeland
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Army Officer Sayings By Anonymous: The Army, small as it was in numbers, became a state within a state, exerting The Army, small as it was in numbers, became a state within a state, exerting an increasing influence on the nation's foreign and domestic policies until a point was reached where the Republic's continued existence depended on the will of the officer corps. As a state within a state it maintained its independence of the national government. Under the Weimar Constitution the Army could have been subordinated to the cabinet and Parliament, as the military establishments of the other Western democracies were. But it was not. Nor was the officer corps purged of its monarchist, antirepublican frame of mind. — Anonymous
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Army Officer Sayings By Ford Madox Ford: The exact eye: exact observation: it was a man's work. The onlywork for a man. The exact eye: exact observation: it was a man's work. The only
work for a man. Why then were artists soft: effeminate: not men at all:
whilst the army officer, who had the inexact mind of the schoolteacher,
was a manly man? Quite a manly man: until he became an old woman! — Ford Madox Ford
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Army Officer Sayings By Robert A. Heinlein: First is our unbreakable rule that every candidate must be a trained trooper, blooded under First is our unbreakable rule that every candidate must be a trained trooper, blooded under fire, a veteran of combat drops. No other army in history has stuck to this rule, although some came close. Most great military schools of the past - Saint Cyr, West Point, Sandhurst, Colorado Springs - didn't even pretend to follow it; they accepted civilian boys, trained them, commissioned them, sent them out with no battle experience to command men . . . and sometimes discovered too late that this smart young 'officer' was a fool, a poltroon, or a hysteric. — Robert A. Heinlein
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Army Officer Sayings By Hilari Bell: Fasal liked to fight; Jiaan was good at planning. Together, Jiaan thought sourly, they almost Fasal liked to fight; Jiaan was good at planning. Together, Jiaan thought sourly, they almost made a whole officer. And if you added Jiaan's eighteen years to Fasal's seventeen, you had someone old enough to command an army as well. — Hilari Bell
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Army Officer Sayings By Carol M. Ford: The casting of the brash United States Army Air Force officer Colonel Robert E. Hogan The casting of the brash United States Army Air Force officer Colonel Robert E. Hogan and the pompous German Luftwaffe officer Colonel Wilhelm Klink was inspired. For this series - a comedy with the serious backdrop of war - to succeed, the lead players had to be the perfect fit. The dynamic portrayal of this military odd couple had to be articulate, accurate, and precise. For the show to work, for the concept to be accepted, for one of the most outlandish premises in television history to be believed, the actors signed to play the two leading characters not only had to bring these extreme individuals to life with broad, fictional strokes, they had to make them real in the details. — Carol M. Ford
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Army Officer Sayings By Edmund Kirby Smith: I have broken all ties that bind me to the (U.S.) Army, not suddenly, impulsively, 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. — Edmund Kirby Smith
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Army Officer Sayings By Julie Anne Long: And I served as an officer in the army.""Very impressive. I've been told that war And I served as an officer in the army."
"Very impressive. I've been told that war is boredom interspersed with violence and terror. — Julie Anne Long
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Army Officer Sayings By Harrison Ford: As a matter of fact, that was a bit of a problem for me at As a matter of fact, that was a bit of a problem for me at the beginning of my career - the problem of identification. In The Conversation I played a character who was gay, so nobody recognised me from American Graffiti. When I did Apocalypse Now, after Star Wars, I played an intelligence officer of the American army. George Lucas saw the footage I had done and didn't recognise me until halfway through the scene. — Harrison Ford
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Army Officer Sayings By Joseph Heller: Major - de Coverley was a splendid, awe-inspiring, grave old man with a massive leonine Major - de Coverley was a splendid, awe-inspiring, grave old man with a massive leonine head and an angry shock of wild white hair that raged like a blizzard around his stern, patriarchal face. His duties as squadron executive officer did consist entirely, as both Doc Daneeka and Major Major had conjectured, of pitching horseshoes, kidnaping Italian laborers, and renting apartments for the enlisted men and officers to use on rest leaves, and he excelled at all three....He also iked to arrive in a city just before the occupying Allied force so that he could ride in a jeep at the front of the conquering army. — Joseph Heller
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Army Officer Sayings By William A. Connelly: It is difficult to be a good noncommissioned officer. If it had been easy, they It is difficult to be a good noncommissioned officer. If it had been easy, they would have given it to the officer corps. — William A. Connelly
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Army Officer Sayings By Anton Chekhov: Nadya Zelenin and her mother had returned from a performance of Eugene Onegin at the Nadya Zelenin and her mother had returned from a performance of Eugene Onegin at the theatre. Going into her room, the girl swiftly threw off her dress and let her hair down. Then she quickly sat at the table in her petticoat and white bodice to write a letter like Tatyana's.
'I love you,' she wrote, 'but you don't love me, you don't love me!'
Having written this, she laughed.
She was only sixteen and had never loved anyone yet. She knew that Gorny (an army officer) and Gruzdyov (a student) were both in love with her, but now, after the opera, she wanted to doubt their love. To be unloved and miserable: what an attractive idea! There was something beautiful, touching and romantic about A loving B when B wasn't interested in A. Onegin was attractive in not loving at all, while Tatyana was enchanting because she loved greatly. Had they loved equally and been happy they might have seemed boring.
("After The Theatre") — Anton Chekhov
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Army Officer Sayings By William G. Bainbridge: The goal of the corps of NCOs, whose duty is the day-to-day business of running The goal of the corps of NCOs, whose duty is the day-to-day business of running the Army so that the officer corps has time to command it, is to continue to improve our Army at every turn. We want to leave it better than we found it. Regardless of the kind of unit you're in, it ought to be an "elite" outfit, because its NCOs can make it one. — William G. Bainbridge
Army Officer Sayings By Robert B. Parker: Yeah. Floyd is his batman."His what?"Batman, like in the British army, each officer had a Yeah. Floyd is his batman."
His what?"
Batman, like in the British army, each officer had a batman, a personal servant."
You spend too much time reading, Spenser. You know more stuff that don't make you money than anybody I know. — Robert B. Parker
Army Officer Sayings By Paullina Simons: Alexander and Tatiana danced to their wedding song, unable this once to hide their intimacy Alexander and Tatiana danced to their wedding song, unable this once to hide their intimacy from prying, idly curious eyes; their hands entwined, their bodies pressed together, they waltzed by the banks of the Kama in their Lazarevo clearing under the crimson moon, an officer in his Red Army uniform, a peasant girl in her wedding dress - her white dress with red roses - and when Tatiana lifted her glistening eyes to him, Alexander was looking down at her with his I'll-get-on-the-busfor-you-anytime face. She couldn't believe it - he bent his head and kissed her, openly and deeply, as they continued to swirl away the minutes of someone else's wedding. — Paullina Simons
Army Officer Sayings By David Cloud: Iraq had forced massive changes to the Army's equipment, training, and strategy. But the most Iraq had forced massive changes to the Army's equipment, training, and strategy. But the most important legacy of the war had been cultural. The war had upended most of the service's basic assumption about how it should fight, undermining the Powell Doctrine with its emphasis on short, intense wars not replacing it with anything nearly so straightforward. Chiarelli wasn't sure he could predict what the next war would look like. But he knew what kind of officers would be needed. He wanted an officer corps that argued, debated, and took intellectual risks. Even that laudable goal was far from accepted within the Army. — David Cloud
Army Officer Sayings By Kim Young-ha: The constant movement of a military life can be tough on children. My father was The constant movement of a military life can be tough on children. My father was an officer in the army, and I was forced to change elementary schools six times. — Kim Young-ha
Army Officer Sayings By Karen Hughes: In fact, my mom always told me because I was the daughter of an Army In fact, my mom always told me because I was the daughter of an Army officer born overseas in Paris, France, that under the Constitution she believed that I could never run for president. — Karen Hughes
Army Officer Sayings By Diana Gabaldon: The Continental army got more generals than they got private soldiers, these days. An officer The Continental army got more generals than they got private soldiers, these days. An officer lives through more 'n two battles, they make him some kind of general on the spot. Now, gettin' any pay for it, that's a different kettle of fish. — Diana Gabaldon
Army Officer Sayings By James A. Michener: I was a Navy officer writing about Navy problems and I simply stole this lovely I was a Navy officer writing about Navy problems and I simply stole this lovely Army nurse and popped her into a Navy uniform, where she has done very well for herself. — James A. Michener
Army Officer Sayings By Carmen Dominique Taxer: Ida tried not to sigh."What do you think of your husband?" he asked."He was rather Ida tried not to sigh.
"What do you think of your husband?" he asked.
"He was rather short," Ida said without thinking. When Aubrey didn't respond, she thought that maybe she ought to elaborate and she said, "And beardy."
That was as much as she could remember of him in the midst of the chaotic events. He was short, bearded, quiet. But mostly short.
"He used to be an officer," Aubrey said.
"So I have been told," Ida tried, again, to keep the cheek from her voice though she was quite certain that she was failing.
"In the Varangian army," Aubrey continued.
She resisted the urge to comment on how she didn't care. — Carmen Dominique Taxer
Army Officer Sayings By Zebulon Pike: In my proper character, I am an officer of the United States Army. In my proper character, I am an officer of the United States Army. — Zebulon Pike
Army Officer Sayings By Gustav Stresemann: As a consequence of the terms of the Treaty of Versailles, the officer corps of As a consequence of the terms of the Treaty of Versailles, the officer corps of the old army became part of this class, as did that part of the younger generation who, in the old Germany, would have become officers or civil servants. — Gustav Stresemann
Army Officer Sayings By Lee Child: I fought to stay awake and keep the car on the road. And I thought I fought to stay awake and keep the car on the road. And I thought back to texts I had read from the British Army in India, during the Raj, at the height of their empire. Young subalterns trapped in junior ranks had their own mess. They would dine together in splendid dress uniforms and talk about their chances of promotion. But they had none, unless a superior officer died. Dead men's shoes was the rule. So they would raise their crystal glasses of fine French wine and toast "bloody wars and dread diseases" because a casualty further up the chain of command was their only way to get ahead. Brutal, but that's how it's always been, in the military. — Lee Child
Army Officer Sayings By Chesty Puller: In the Confederate Army, an officer was judged by stark courage alone, and this made In the Confederate Army, an officer was judged by stark courage alone, and this made it possible for the Confederacy to live four years. — Chesty Puller
Army Officer Sayings By Sarah Vowell: So, the moral of that story, other than never underestimate an independent bookseller, was that So, the moral of that story, other than never underestimate an independent bookseller, was that the Continental Army and its commander in chief had a soft spot for Chief Artillery Officer Henry Knox. — Sarah Vowell
Army Officer Sayings By Michael Shaara: To be a good soldier you must love the army. But to be a good To be a good soldier you must love the army. But to be a good officer you must be willing to order the death of the thing you love. That is ... a very hard thing to do. No other profession requires it. That is one reason why there are so very few good officers. Although there are many good men. — Michael Shaara
Army Officer Sayings By Eion Bailey: I'm very interested in soldier recovery projects and in Bradley Manning's story, the army intelligence I'm very interested in soldier recovery projects and in Bradley Manning's story, the army intelligence officer who's being held as a detainee and is going to trial for crimes of treason. — Eion Bailey
Army Officer Sayings By Lee Child: It was an article of faith with NCOs [noncommissioned officers] that they were better than It was an article of faith with NCOs [noncommissioned officers] that they were better than their officers. And they were usually right. Certainly I had been happy with mine. They had done plenty of good work for me. — Lee Child
Army Officer Sayings By Robin Cook: The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaida. And The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaida. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the 'devil' only in order to drive the TV watcher to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the US ... — Robin Cook
Army Officer Sayings By Michael Lewis: Under the stress of the event, we felt, each man's true nature was revealed. The Under the stress of the event, we felt, each man's true nature was revealed. The impression we had of each candidate's character was as direct and compelling as the color of the sky." He had had no trouble identifying which men would make good officers and which would not. "We were quite willing to declare, 'This one will never make it,' 'That fellow is rather mediocre,' or 'He will be a star.'" The problem came when he'd tested his predictions against the outcomes - how the various candidates had actually performed in officer training. His predictions were worthless. And yet, because it was the army and he had a job to do, he kept on making them; and because he was Danny, he noted that he still felt confident about them. — Michael Lewis
Army Officer Sayings By Sarah Vowell: That Steuben, who needed a translator, what with his English vocabulary consisting almost entirely of That Steuben, who needed a translator, what with his English vocabulary consisting almost entirely of swear words, ended up being the perfect hire to upgrade the Continental Army should rattle every search committee, small-business owner, casting director, college admissions officer, headhunter, and voter. — Sarah Vowell
Army Officer Sayings By Mary Roberts Rinehart: There are only two things to be done when a general is angry: One is There are only two things to be done when a general is angry: One is to get behind the furniture and pretend one is not there; the other is to distract his mind. — Mary Roberts Rinehart
Army Officer Sayings By Lois Lowry: I often compare myself as a kid to my own grandchildren, who are around 11 I often compare myself as a kid to my own grandchildren, who are around 11 and 14 now. That's the age kids usually read my book. And I remember myself; we'd gone through a world war. My father was an army officer so I was aware of what was going on. But I wasn't bombarded with images of catastrophe like many kids are today. — Lois Lowry
Army Officer Sayings By Confucius: The Three Armies can be deprived of their commanding officer, but even a common man The Three Armies can be deprived of their commanding officer, but even a common man cannot be deprived of his purpose. — Confucius
Army Officer Sayings By John Eisenhower: My dad being an Army officer, I was just born to it. I was raised My dad being an Army officer, I was just born to it. I was raised in a military manner, and it was a given that Army brats went to West Point, so I went to West Point in 1941. And being in the military has been my life. — John Eisenhower
Army Officer Sayings By Bernard Cornwell: An army isn't made of its officers, you know, though we officers like to think An army isn't made of its officers, you know, though we officers like to think it is. An army is no better than its men, and when you find good men, you must look after them. That's an officer's job. — Bernard Cornwell
Army Officer Sayings By Edwidge Danticat: The whole military structure in Haiti that existed until the early 1990s was put in The whole military structure in Haiti that existed until the early 1990s was put in place by the American occupation. At the top there were Southern white officers, who led an army that crushed the indigenous resistance - the cacos. A high-ranking U.S. officer said when he arrived, "To think these niggers speak French!" Later, Haitian officers attended the notorious School of the Americas at Fort Benning. The threat from the U.S. is something that is always hanging over people's heads: If we don't behave, we'll have occupation again. — Edwidge Danticat
Army Officer Sayings By Dennis Byrne: Never in the history of American warfare has this nation witnessed such an exhibition of Never in the history of American warfare has this nation witnessed such an exhibition of cowardice, indecisiveness, incompetence, and laziness in the army's senior officer ranks. Battle after battle was lost, untrained troops were sacrificed in fights they could never win, territories won were quickly squandered, and the chain of command was ignored to near-treasonous levels. — Dennis Byrne
Army Officer Sayings By Jamie Cullum: My grandmother on my father's side, a nightclub singer, was a Jewish refugee from Prussia My grandmother on my father's side, a nightclub singer, was a Jewish refugee from Prussia who ended up in Jerusalem, where she met my grandfather - a British army officer. I remember as a child having bowls of chicken soup made by her. There were lots of interesting components, like feet and necks. — Jamie Cullum
Army Officer Sayings By David Baldacci: An SJH, in ballistics shorthand. It was a brutally efficient piece of ordnance. Not exactly An SJH, in ballistics shorthand. It was a brutally efficient piece of ordnance. Not exactly a dum-dum, named after Dum-Dum, India, where a British army officer had invented a bullet that mushroomed out on impact and acted as a miniature wrecking ball inside the body. Innovation wasn't always good for you. The .45 SJH had blown right through the front of Cassie Decker's skull and ended up lodged deep in her brain. It had been dug out of her during the autopsy and the slug preserved as evidence in her murder investigation. It had retained enough of its shape — David Baldacci
Army Officer Sayings By Glen E. Morrell: Soldiers expect the noncommissioned officer to be technically proficient, up front, and honest with them. Soldiers expect the noncommissioned officer to be technically proficient, up front, and honest with them. Soldiers must know that NCOs care, that they can approach the NCO for guidance and direction, and that NCOs can make things happen when a difficult situation arises. — Glen E. Morrell
Army Officer Sayings By Alexandra Kosteniuk: My dad sacrificed many things in life for me. He abandoned a very promising and My dad sacrificed many things in life for me. He abandoned a very promising and lucrative career of an army officer just so that he could continue helping me with my chess and accompanying me to tournaments. — Alexandra Kosteniuk
Army Officer Sayings By Paullina Simons: That was his moment in Leningrad, on an empty street, when his life became possible That was his moment in Leningrad, on an empty street, when his life became possible - when Alexander became possible. There he stood as he was - a young Red Army officer in dissolution, all his days stamped with no future and all his appetites unrestrained, on patrol the day war started for Russia. He stood with his rifle slung on his shoulder and cast his wanton eyes on her, eating her ice cream all sunny, singing, blonde, blossoming, breathtaking. He gazed at her with his entire unknowable life in front of him, and this is what he was thinking ...
To cross the street or not to cross?
To follow her? To hop on the bus, after her? What absolute madness. — Paullina Simons
Army Officer Sayings By George Pataki: I have two sons. Both served. One as a marine officer in Iraq, one as I have two sons. Both served. One as a marine officer in Iraq, one as an army officer in Afghanistan. I do not see - want to see one parent or loved one worrying about getting a call in the middle of the night. I would not place one American life at risk unless it was absolutely necessary. But to destroy ISIS, it is necessary. — George Pataki
Army Officer Sayings By Steve Toltz: Tell me, sonny, what do you think makes good army material?" the recruiting officer asked. Tell me, sonny, what do you think makes good army material?" the recruiting officer asked. "Light cotton? — Steve Toltz
Army Officer Sayings By Jack Reed: Having grown up as a young Army officer in the Vietnam era, I had an Having grown up as a young Army officer in the Vietnam era, I had an instinctual sort of notion that you have to look very carefully and weigh very carefully what anyone says. — Jack Reed
Army Officer Sayings By Anushka Sharma: I take pride in saying that I am an army officer's daughter even more than I take pride in saying that I am an army officer's daughter even more than being an actor. — Anushka Sharma
Army Officer Sayings By Dee Brown: Not all of Anthony's officers, however, were eager or even willing to join Chivington's well-planned Not all of Anthony's officers, however, were eager or even willing to join Chivington's well-planned massacre. Captain Silas Soule, Lieutenant Joseph Cramer, and Lieutenant James Connor protested that an attack on Black Kettle's peaceful camp would violate the pledge of safety given the Indians by both Wynkoop and Anthony, "that it would be murder in every sense of the word," and any officer participating would dishonor the uniform of the Army. — Dee Brown
Army Officer Sayings By Richard Carmona: While my mother tried to stem my truancy, it would be a complete stranger - While my mother tried to stem my truancy, it would be a complete stranger - an Army Officer in the Special Forces home on leave - who would be the mentor to drive home my mother's goal of getting me educated. His name was Saul Hassan. — Richard Carmona
Army Officer Sayings By Eric Shinseki: I am an armor officer. I grew up as a part of the team that I am an armor officer. I grew up as a part of the team that helped to field M-1s and M-60-A3s to the army back in 1980s. It's still a magnificent tank, and we designed it for the Cold War and Central Europe. — Eric Shinseki
Army Officer Sayings By Mike Jackson: It is absolutely bedrock to the British Army's philosophy that a commanding officer is responsible It is absolutely bedrock to the British Army's philosophy that a commanding officer is responsible for what goes on within his command. — Mike Jackson
Army Officer Sayings By Fritz Kreisler: IN trying to recall my impressions during my short war duty as an officer in IN trying to recall my impressions during my short war duty as an officer in the Austrian Army, I find that my recollections of this period are very uneven and confused. — Fritz Kreisler
Army Officer Sayings By Marquis De Lafayette: I have found a unique opportunity to distinguish myself and to learn my trade. I I have found a unique opportunity to distinguish myself and to learn my trade. I am a general officer in the army of the United States of America. My zeal in their cause and my frankness have won their trust. — Marquis De Lafayette
Army Officer Sayings By Janet Evanovich: I understand why you do your job," my mother said to me. "There's a sense I understand why you do your job," my mother said to me. "There's a sense of accomplishment when you take down someone bad. It's like being a police officer or being in the Army or being a mother. You have a responsibility to protect and keep order, and you do whatever it takes to get that done. — Janet Evanovich
Army Officer Sayings By Robyn Carr: I retired from the army." Her eyebrows shot up. "Like my uncle!" "No, not like I retired from the army." Her eyebrows shot up. "Like my uncle!" "No, not like your uncle. Like a warrant officer, helicopter pilot. Jack said your uncle is a retired three-star. A whole different thing, kid." She grinned at him, but her cheeks took on a little flush. "Just remember, he's retired. He really isn't in charge anymore." He — Robyn Carr