December 13, 2003

The Straight White Guy challenges us Military Bloggers

To go take this test. (Warning -link requires registration (grumbling at Eric))

Here are my results:

Based on your answers, your profile matches...

Teddy Roosevelt!


Photo: Roosevelt (center) with the Rough Riders.
National Archives

Biography:

Teddy Roosevelt was one of the most dramatic figures in American history. He was both an accomplished civilian and military leader. He captured the nation's imagination by leading the "Rough Riders" in the Spanish American war. As assistant secretary of the Navy under President William McKinley, Roosevelt vigorously worked toward a two-ocean Navy. As President, he was known for advocating environmental conservation, pro-labor policies, and expansionism.

Leadership Attributes:

Teddy Roosevelt was a man of action and preferred to lead from the front. He stunned the country when he resigned his powerful and comfortable position as assistant secretary of the Navy to establish and lead the Rough Riders in the Spanish American War. He achieved lasting fame by leading his regiment in a bold charge up Kettle Hill in the Battle of Santiago. Personally, he was upbeat and dominant. As President, he was a skilled diplomat, negotiating many issues favorable to the U.S., including Alaska's boundary with Canada. He even helped bring an end to the Russo-Japanese war of 1904-1905, for which he received the Nobel Peace Prize.

I can live with that. I could especially use the money from the Peace Prize. Then I could hobnob with Jimmy Carter and Yassir Arafat and tell both those bloviating windbags what I think.

Go post your results at Eric's place, so we only hafta go to one! While you are there, check out City Girl Meets Country Bumpkin.

Comments on The Straight White Guy challenges us Military Bloggers
Jack briefed on December 13, 2003 03:54 PM

I came out as having a leadership style resembling that of Robert E. Lee. Given that I'm from the South, I shouldn't complain.