Before we get specific… A few of my favorite quotes:
I TRULY DO BELIEVE THIS ONE:
“ 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.”
Vision. “A strong and growing joint military organization, recognized as a leader in strength, readiness, and innovation; an interagency partner and leader; postured for effective response; chosen for new missions and force structure, that provides opportunities for members who live the GA DOD values to realize their potential through service to the State and Nation.”
Georgia Department of Defense Core
Mission. The Georgia Department of Defense provides ready and relevant military forces to the Combatant Commanders; and with the consent of the Governor, provides command, control and capabilities to support Homeland Defense and Defense Support to Civil Authorities.
Values. Integrity First, Service Before Self, Initiative, Teamwork, and Continuous Improvement.
“ For us, strength into the 21 st Century strongly depends on our willingness to adapt to a changing military and yet always stay focused on our core missions. These are the things which will keep us relevant to Georgia and to our peers. In the dynamic environment which we find ourselves, we must strive to hit our target not just sometimes, but always.” “ Always ready, Always there, ALWAYS ON TARGET!” Jim Butterworth