"Respect those you are about to lead. If you ever are inclined to put anything except your mission above those magnificent people who ask for so little and yet who give so much, if you ever change that from your number-one priority, you have got to leave our Corps. And if you cannot make a dedicated commitment to that idea tonight and when you join us, then you should not."

General Alfred M. Gray
(June 22, 1928 – March 20, 2024)
29th Commandant of the Marine Corps