By Captain R. Drace White, U. S. Navy
Motto: Only the master shall praise.
Leadership is that quality which, exercised consciously or unconsciously by one person, inspires in others an impelling influence to conform to the former's will. It is frequently, though not necessarily, a heaven-sent gift. It is closely associated with and generally, though not invariably, strengthened by the exercise of command. It is generally, though not always, born of strength of character—that virile father of villainies and virtues alike. It is the foundation stone beneath the middle of the pyramid we call our career; and even as the central stone is more heavily weighted than its brothers as the pyramid grows higher, so as we advance in our career more support is demanded of the quality of leadership than of any other on which our worth is based.