Motto: “In war the moral is to the physical as three to one.”—Napoleon
The Elements of Command
Before a collection of men with a common purpose, such as a military body, can act collectively as a whole to accomplish efficiently the desired end, several things are indispensable.
First of all there must be a proficient leader. Without one to hive direction to the combined efforts there cannot be unity of action by the body, nor mutual support between the various parts, anti in consequence energy will be neutralized, wasted and dissipated. By means of a leader the collective effort may be given continuity, and individual or group effort coordinated and thus utilized to the best advantage in the interest of the common purpose.