Develop the best Air Force leaders and citizens of character, dedicated to serving the nation
Holm Center Mission
Duty then is the sublimest word in the English language. You should do your duty in all things. You can never do more. You should never wish to do less.
Gen Robert E. Lee
The American people rightly look to their military leaders to be not only skilled in the technical aspects of the profession of arms, but to be men of integrity
Gen Joseph L. Collins
In every battle, there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten; then he who continues the attack wins
Gen Ulysses S. Grant
The discipline which makes the soldier of a free country reliable in battle is not to be gained by harsh or tyrannical treatment. On the contrary, such treatment is far more likely to destroy them than to make an army. It is possible to impart instructions and give commands in such a manner and in such a tone of voice as to inspire in the soldier no feeling, but an intense desire to obey, while the opposite manner and tone of voice cannot fail to excite strong resentment and a desire to disobey. The one mode or the other of dealing with subordinates springs from the corresponding spirit in the breast of the commander. He who feels the respect which is due to others cannot fail to inspire in them respect for himself while he who feels, and hence manifests, disrespect towards others, especially his subordinates, cannot fail to inspire hatred against himself
Maj Gen John M. Schofield
Victory smiles upon those who anticipate the changes in the character of war, not upon those who wait to adapt themselves after the changes occur
Air Marshall Guilio Douhet
War is an ugly thing but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
John Stuart Mill
Integrity is the fundamental premise for military service in a free society. Without integrity, the moral pillars of our military strength, public trust, and self-respect are lost
Gen Charles A. Gabriel
It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier who salutes the flag, who servers beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protestor to burn the flag.
Father Denis Edward O'Brien
War, once declared, must be waged offensively, aggressively. The enemy must not be fended off; but smitten down. You may then spare him every exaction, relinquish every gain, but 'til then he must be struck incessantly and remorselessly
Alfred Thayer Mahan