Quotes by: Omar N. Bradley

General of the Army
Omar Bradley
1st Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
In office
August 19, 1949 – August 15, 1953
President Harry Truman
Dwight Eisenhower
Preceded by William Leahy (Chief of Staff to the Commander in Chief)
Succeeded by Arthur Radford
Chief of Staff of the United States Army
In office
February 7, 1948 – August 15, 1949
President Harry Truman
Preceded by Dwight Eisenhower
Succeeded by J. Lawton Collins
Administrator of Veterans Affairs
In office
August 15, 1945 – November 30, 1947
President Harry Truman
Preceded by Frank Hines
Succeeded by Carl Gray
Personal details
Born Omar Nelson Bradley
(1893-02-12)February 12, 1893
Clark, Missouri, U.S.
Died April 8, 1981(1981-04-08) (aged 88)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Resting place Arlington National Cemetery
Alma mater United States Military Academy
Military service
Nickname(s) Brad
The G.I.'s General
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1915–1981[1]
Rank General of the Army
Unit Infantry Branch
Commands U.S. Army School of Infantry
82nd Infantry Division
28th Infantry Division
II Corps
First Army
12th Army Group
Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army
Joint Chiefs of Staff
Battles/wars World War II
Korean War
Awards Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Army Distinguished Service Medal (4)
Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit (2)
Bronze Star
Presidential Medal of Freedom
Complete list

In a completely integrated unit where you'd have white soldiers, particularly from southern states, serving under black noncommissioned officers or officers... I think you would have a problem definitely.
Omar N. Bradley
I am convinced that the best service a retired general can perform is to turn in his tongue along with his suit and to mothball his opinions.
Omar N. Bradley
Leadership is intangible, and therefore no weapon ever designed can replace it.
Omar N. Bradley
Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war that we know about peace, more about killing that we know about living.
Omar N. Bradley
With the monstrous weapons man already has, humanity is in danger of being trapped in this world by its moral adolescents.
Omar N. Bradley
If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.
Omar N. Bradley
Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.
Omar N. Bradley
We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living.
Omar N. Bradley
We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the sermon on the mount.
Omar N. Bradley
This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle: we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
Omar N. Bradley
Wars can be prevented just as surely as they can be provoked, and we who fail to prevent them, must share the guilt for the dead.
Omar N. Bradley

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