Too often the commander overly concerns himself with the secondary and tertiary rules and regulations of middle management and overlooks the primary authority on which to base his actions and responsibilities—the PUBLIC LAW.
Miller, Gerald E.
"Public Law and the Military Commander: Responsibility and Authority,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 24
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol24/iss8/4