Memorial Day in the US is a time for us Americans to remember those who gave and risked their lives for our freedoms. In observance of Memorial Day, there will be no article, but instead a salute to the men and women gave the ultimate sacrifice.
Since this is a supply chain blog, I thought it was best to remember those in the military supply chain. Logisticians do their best work behind the scenes and away from the battlefield but they play a vital role to the success on the battlefield. Today my salute to them is remembering their work by posting my 5 favorite military logistics quotes:
“Gentlemen, the officer who doesn’t know his communications and supply as well as his tactics is totally useless.”
– Gen. George S. Patton, USA
“You will not find it difficult to prove that battles, campaigns, and even wars have been won or lost primarily because of logistics.” – General Dwight D. Eisenhower
“Forget logistics, you lose.”
– Lt. Gen. Fredrick Franks, USA, 7th Corps Commander, Desert Storm
“Logistics … as vital to military success as daily food is to daily work.”
– Capt. Alfred Thayer Mahan, Armaments and Arbitration, 1912
“Amateurs talk about tactics, but professionals study logistics.”
– Gen. Robert H. Barrow, USMC (Commandant of the Marine Corps) noted in 1980
On behalf of a grateful nation, thank you for your service.