Portal:United States Marine Corps/quote/2011December

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"In a military organization, quality of production is represented by the physical condition, discipline, morale, and the degree of military training and instruction of the officers and men. It depends upon the physique and character of the men appointed or enlisted and on the manner in which they are handled during their military service. How to bring the quality of the troops to a high degree of perfection is the greatest of the problems confronting us. Its solution demands the most painstaking study, the most careful consideration, and the most persistent and intelligent effort of which we are capable. Its correct solution, however, is vital to military efficiency."

~ Commandant of the Marine Corps, Major General John A Lejeune, USMC, in MCO on "Military Efficiency", July 1920