James E. Cartwright
General James E. Cartwright (born September 22, 1949) is a United States Marine Corps general and the 8th and current Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. From 2004 to 2008, he was Commander of the United States Strategic Command.
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- The metric is what the person has to contribute, not the person's rank, age, or level of experience. If they have the answer, I want the answer. When I post a question on my blog, I expect the person with the answer to post back. I do not expect the person with the answer to run it through you, your OIC, the branch chief, the exec, the Division Chief and then get the garbled answer back before he or she posts it for me. The Napoleonic Code and Netcentric Collaboration cannot exist in the same space and time. It's YOUR job to make sure I get my answers and then if they get it wrong or they could have got it righter, then you guide them toward a better way... but do not get in their way.
- Quoted in Four-Star Blogging at STRATCOM (2005-03-28).