The Joy of Officership

posted Jan 19, 2017, 9:02 AM by 21 Army Cadets Cambridge
“Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into
the happiness that you are able to give.”

— Eleanor Roosevelt

RECENTLY, SEVERAL ARTICLES about “toxic leadership” within the officer corps appeared in Military Review, Army, and the Military Times. Toxic leadership is certainly real. I am not dismissing it as an important issue, but we need some additional dialogue to balance the previous rhetoric aboutthe topic. The subtle, yet significant dimension of military officership is as important today as it has ever been in our nation’s history and desperately needs some highlighting.