Military Leadership Commencement Speech, Major C.A. Bach, 1917, Hear and Read How to Command Respect

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Listen to and read Major Christian Albert Bach’s remarks, in 1917, to the graduating officers at Fort Sheridan in Chicago. In this farewell address, Major Bach explains that leadership consists of a number of qualities including self-confidence, moral ascendancy, self-sacrifice, paternalism, fairness, initiative, decision, dignity, and courage.

Narrator: Timelessreader1
Photographer: Timelessreader1
Text: The text of this speech, delivered in 1917, is in the Public Domain.