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A Paragon of Moral and Ethical Courage?
 
West Point Cadet Travis Haigler speaks with high school juniors on the 'importance of doing the right thing' at the West Point Leadership and Ethics Conference for Northern Virginia High Schools held at George Mason University  (Photo: West Point Public Affairs)  

 

FIELD MARSHAL SIR WILLIAM J. SLIM:
PARAGON OF MORAL AND ETHICAL COURAGE

Richard. A. Baylor
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army National Guard

USAWC Class of 1998

The views expressed in the document are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the U.S. Army War College, the U.S. Army National Guard, the U.S. Department of the Army, the U.S. Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

 

SUMMARY

This US Army War College student author looks closely at Field Marshal Slim's ethical development and leadership during all phases of his long career. He argues that the examination shows the value of maintaing high ethical and moral standards, including how high standards can build an organizational bond between Soldiers that can prevail in the face of otherwise apparently insurmountable odds.


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