"People are central to everything we do in the Army. Institutions don't transform, people do. Platforms and organizations don't defend the nation, people do. . . . Without people in the equation, readiness and transformation are little more than academic exercises."
Retired Army General Eric K. Shinseki Former Army Chief of Staff and Obama’s Veterans Affairs Secretary-designate From private letter to Rumsfeld in 2003 Reported by WaPo, Sunday, December 7, 2008; Page A04