Tuesday, August 21, 2012

MILITARY PROFESSIONALISM


MILITARY PROFESSIONALISM


Men who adopt the profession of arms submit to their own free will 
to a law of perpetual constraint of their own accord. 
They resist their right to live where they choose,
 to say what they think, to dress as they like. 
It needs but an order to settle from their family and dislocate their normal lives. 
In the world of command they must rise, march, run, 
endure bad weather, go without sleep or food, 
be isolated in some distant post, work until they drop. 
If they drop in their tracks, if their ashes are scattered in the four winds, 
that is all part and parcel of their job.


-Charles de Gaulle, French General and Statesman.

5 comments:

  1. Form or in other way, initiate a plee for a formal declaration of this soldier's life-long cry for duty-bound loyalty and discipline... for as far as I am very concerned... in layman's term, parang hindi mo memorize ito.. shame,... na post na po... pakibawi

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  2. may kulang na phrase like from the moment they become soldiers....

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  3. Men who adopt the profession of arms submit to their own free will
    to a law of perpetual constraint on their own accord.
    They reject their right to live where they choose,
    to say what they think, to dress as they like. From the moment they become soldiers;
    It needs but an order to move them to that to separate from their family and dislocate their normal lives.
    In the world of command, they must rise, march, run,
    endure bad weather, go without sleep or food,
    be isolated in some distant post, work until they drop.
    If they drop on their tracks, if their ashes are scattered in the four winds,
    that is all part and parcel of their job. (Corrected)

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  4. they have ceased to be the master of their own fate.

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