He was a hard-nosed realist with impeccable military credentials: Palmach hero, IDF chief-of-staff and Defense Minister.
It was a very keen bright day, worthier of General January than his chief-of-staff.
Colonel Strain, as chief-of-staff, had a sleepless night of it.
He was chief-of-staff to General Rosecrans, and showed great gallantry in the tremendous battle of Chickamauga.
But his face changed as he read, then glanced up at his chief-of-staff.
Not one man in a hundred,' says Appleton, I not one man in a hundred, reaches his chief-of-staff.'
The chief-of-staff smiled, but the General darkened and pressed his questions.
As soon as a search-light was seen in a Russian fort, our chief-of-staff would order, Hit that!
The General turned an arch smile of perplexity upon his chief-of-staff.
Never did a General and his chief-of-staff, in a more unseemly state of cachinnation, ride along a picket-line.
An army officer's wife (1970s+ Army)