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« on: January 11, 2009, 06:34:16 PM »

Wisdom from big brother blue...

http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123130770

"You cannot be disciplined in great things and indiscipline in small things" and "It is absurd to believe that Soldiers who cannot be made to wear the proper uniform can be induced to move forward in battle. Officers who fail to perform their duty by correcting small violations and in enforcing proper conduct are incapable of leading" are words often attributed to Army Gen. George Patton. These two statements convey what I believe getting back to basics means: We must focus our efforts on adhering to and enforcing every standard, no matter how unimportant or insignificant that standard may seem.

Customs and courtesies are often overlooked when we stop focusing on the little things we are required to do. Yes, it's easier to remain seated and continue typing an e-mail when someone of higher rank approaches our work area. It's often inconvenient to stop our car when retreat plays, especially when we're in a hurry to get somewhere. Most of us don't look forward to correcting someone who violates these or other seemingly insignificant standards, but if we don't make it a point to enforce all of our standards, it's just a matter of time until we start becoming complacent, miss something really important that degrades mission accomplishment, and worst case, a fellow Airman gets injured or killed..."
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