Re: Warrior and Soldier, what’s the difference?

Dear H-Warriors,

Warrior and Soldier plus Thomas E. Ricks _The Generals_

After a couple of years schlepping around Ricks’ book and cherry picking from it for various courses, I finally read it cover to cover. Between my 28 years in the US Army plus academic/avocational/professional study of that same Army, I found the book to be >95% correct. Ricks, setting out to investigate the Army’s generalship, barely mentions the other services (as it should be).

Re: Warrior and Soldier, what’s the difference?

I'm afraid I have nothing substantive to add to this discussion, but I just wanted to say that the various postings/articles and comment threads which this general debate has produced could, in my opinion, form the basis for a phenomenal roundtable discussion at a conference (such as SMH) and/or in a scholarly or professional journal. I'm sure someone's thought of that before, but I wanted to put it out there. Carry on, gentlemen!

Ben

Re: Warrior and Soldier, what’s the difference?

First, please just call me Matthew

I defined two types of socio-culture behavior for the same event/situation – fighting in combat.

Stephen W. Richey states Warrior Ethos is a “state of mind” and Military Professionalism is a state of mind that coexist in the fighter.

So how far from what I said is what Stephen said?

Re: Warrior and Soldier, what’s the difference?

A fine day to you, Dr. Kosuta,

I’m Steve Richey, author of the posting “Military Professionalism and the Warrior Ethos: Both Are Needed to Win,” which you cited above.

In your posting “Warrior and Soldier, What’s the Difference?” you did us all a great service in your thorough and exhaustive definitional differentiation between who and what is a Warrior and who and what is a Soldier, largely on the basis of how they reflect the cultures that give birth to them. Well done, Sir!

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