Hugh Shelton Quotes


22 Hugh Shelton quotes:



"They were involved in a firefight and felt they were surrounded. Whether they escaped from that and were fleeing and went in the wrong direction, we don't know."
"We know what their centers of gravity are. Some of those can be attacked by the other elements of our government. Some could be attacked by us."
"And occasionally some of the nations that will be partners in this would probably not be, in terms of passing a pure human rights check, have everything going for them that you would like to have."
"And so I'm still giving some thought - I will transition hopefully into the corporate world. And I look forward to getting involved in several other areas that I have a great interest in."
"But again, we, I think, over the years have set the example for a lot of nations that may not have had the same values, the same type of coming out of the same culture that we as Americans have and enjoy. But we can be an example, a role model for them."
"But it's been a great, humbling - and I've been very honored to have the opportunity to serve and to lead and to be the representative of our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who are in Washington. And it's been the greatest honor of my life."
"But the other thing is that I feel very confident in the individual pilots. They are tremendous individuals. They are individuals that have sworn to protect and defend our very citizens. That's why we serve."
"I always concentrated on doing the very best that I could in the job and the duties that I was assigned."
"I feel very confident that Americans flying in the air are safe and that only under the most dire of circumstances would our pilots ever even request permission to do that."
"I jump out of perfectly good airplanes, and it's a great thrill and it allows me to share in the dangers that our great men and women in uniform share in on a regular basis."
"I was, somewhere in the neighborhood of about 300 jumps."
"I, first of all, felt a great sense of loss, a sense of condolence for the friends that I had that were killed in that, for the loved ones."
"My goal was to make first lieutenant. I never spent a lot of time worrying about what came after that."
"Of course, you always have to be concerned about hijacking. But with the measures that are in place right now, I'd say that probably the airways are as safe as they've been in a good number of years."
"The first truth for special operations is that quality is more important than quantity."
"The standards to get in are very high. We don't want to lower those standards."
"There are a lot of things that have to be considered in National. The military aspect of it is only one of them. I'm confident that President Bush will have all of those things laid out for him before he makes the decision."
"Wayne Downing is also a great leader, has served our nation very well, and I think it's great that he's coming back to join a very capable administration already of dealing with this problem, and it will just strengthen that team."
"We came back right over the World Trade Center and could see, even from that altitude, the devastation, the smoke that was coming up. It was obvious it was going to be horrible."
"Well, I enjoy sharing in the dangers that we ask our men and women in uniform to share in almost every day."



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