On December 21, Forward Defense senior military fellow LtCol Matthew Crouch wrote an article in DOD Reads titled “Compassion: The primes inter pares Virtue for Modern Leaders.” In the article, LtCol Crouch argues that compassion must be central to a leadership philosophy as it creates a layered defense and provides for an effective offensive.

Compassion is either fundamental to or enabling of each of the Marine Corps’ leadership traits and principles.

LtCol Matthew Crouch
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