TFTD

Have I posted this before? Possibly, but sometimes a repeat doesn’t hurt…

An officer should never speak ironically or sarcastically to an enlisted man, since the latter does not have a fair chance to answer back. The use of profanity and epithets comes under the same headings. The best argument for a man keeping his temper is that nobody else wants it; and when he voluntary throws it away, he loses a main prop to his own position.

– Gen. S.L.A. Marshall, 1950

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