Tag Archives: George Patton

Winfield Scott Reconsidered

On this day in 1841, precisely 175 years ago, Major General Winfield Scott became Commanding General of the U.S. Army. He held this post for 20 years and four months, longer than any other Commanding General or U.S. Army Chief … Continue reading

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Staff Work 101

George Patton famously said that “an army is a team.” Often, this statement is taken in terms of commanders and units working together, but there is another essential element that makes an army (or any headquarters) work: the command staff.

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Civil War Echoes: General Patton

Today in 1945 General George S. Patton Jr. breathed his last in a hospital in Heidelberg, Germany. Three days later he was buried in the American Military Cemetery in Hamm, Luxembourg, where he rests today. General Patton is today one … Continue reading

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