General George Smith Patton's Leadership In World War II

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General George Smith Patton emerged as one of the most prolific and iconic leaders in World War II. His audacity and never quit attitude drove the Third Army to countless victories. His leadership style was one of tenacity, practicality, and toughness. He demanded respect and attention to detail from everyone is his command. He often clashed with senior leadership over his decisions as well as theirs. Gen Patton always led from the front, more often than not riding in an open air jeep right on the front lines in order to inspire his men. These leadership qualities are what have led Gen. Patton to be regarded as one of the greatest military leaders of our time. Old Blood and Guts
General George Smith Patton JR. was born into privilege on …show more content…

He received most of his training at the French Army’s tank school in Champlieu France. At the conclusion of his training in France, Patton was given his first ten tanks, he was also subsequently promoted to Major. During that time Patton trained tank crews to support Infantry officers. Later that same year on April 3rd 1918 he was promoted again to Lieutenant Colonel. Patton was part of many different offensives during World War I, including the battle of Saint’Mihiel and the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. During these conflicts Patton always led from the front. He personally led tanks and troops during every single offensive his unit participated …show more content…

It was General Patton who was called upon to replace Major General Lloyd Fredendall as commander. Due to this assignment he was promoted to Lieutenant General. General Patton only had 10 days to take the men who were battered, broken and suffering from low morale back into battle. He introduced major changes in the unit. He ordered all soldiers to always be in clean and pressed uniforms, he established an unyielding training schedule, and required his men to maintain strict obedience to military doctrine and protocols. Patton pushed his men to the breaking point, but was always willing to reward and praise them for their

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