“The rule of captivity is to bend, not break.” Nathaniel Fick, One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer (Picture is of a Union Soldier upon release from Andersonville).
“I thought I was losing my mind. The only way I knew I was still sane was that I thought I might be going crazy. Surely, that awareness meant I was sane. Crazy people think they're sane. Only sane people can think they're crazy. I was reduced to taking comfort in a tautology.” Nathaniel Fick, … Continue reading INSANITY
“As a counselor I have been taught, and I hold it to be a fundamental truth of human nature, that when someone withholds something traumatic it can cause great damage. When” Dave Grossman, On Killing
“Tell me what to do, not how to do it.' Decentralize command and allow subordinates to operate freely within the framework of the commander's intent. Train them as a team. Develop trust, loyalty, initiative.” Nathaniel Fick, One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer
Happy Birthday Marine Corps!
“The Marine Corps forced me to come home from Afghanistan. It's up to me to allow myself to come home.” Thomas J Brennan