George Washington: A Grounded Leader
MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA
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George Washington is a figure who offers an example of the best of what America has to offer. Here is a man who came from meager beginnings to reach the pinnacle of both the civilian and military worlds in a time when America was in its formative stages. Although not well educated in a formal sense, George Washington was highly intellectual. His commitment to self-improvement, coupled with native abilities, and a broad array of experiences, enabled him to become a leader who profoundly affected those around him. George Washington reflected a man of the greatest character, who was ultimately concerned with the legacy he would leave to those who would follow, He was a great hero who was forever concerned about how his reflection would be seen, both while he lived and after he would die. There is no doubt that George was a grounded man. But as this paper suggests there were many aspects of Georges life and experiences that contributed to who he was and historically who he became. Washington is one of the greatest heroes of American history, One can only hope that we never forget the examples he set and the foundation he established.
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