Past Secretary of Veterans Affairs, former Army Chief of Staff, and former instructor for the Department of English General (USA, Ret.) Eric Shinseki noted the powerful connection between officership and the liberal arts:
“It is to the skills and lessons I acquired in the study of art, philosophy, and literature that I turned most frequently and used each and every day to understand, to communicate, to educate, and to motivate others in helping me accomplish my military responsibilities.”
Department of English and Philosophy, United States Military Academy, Room 228, West Point, New York 10996
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