Eric Shinseki

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If you dislike change, you're going to dislike irrelevance even more.

Eric Ken Shinseki (エリック・シンセキ) (born November 28, 1942) is the 7th United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs. He was the 34th Chief of Staff of the United States Army, 1999–2003.

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  • If you dislike change, you're going to dislike irrelevance even more.
    • Quoted in Mackubin Thomas Owens, "Marines Turned Soldiers", National Review Online, December 10, 2001
  • It has been very humbling and gratifying to have these men as our role models... Your generation enabled America to close out the twentieth century as the greatest nation in the history of mankind, the only remaining superpower, the world's leading economy and the world's most respected and feared military force in the world- respected by our friends and allies, feared by our adversaries.
    • About the Medal of Honor awardees. Quoted in "Rising Sons" - Page 260 - by Bill Yenne - History - 2007
  • You must love those you lead before you can be an effective leader. You can certainly command without that sense of commitment, but you cannot lead without it.
    • Quoted in "Forever Young: Ten Gifts of Faith for the Graduate" - Page 156 - by Pat Williams, Karen Kingsbury - Religion - 2005

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