Society demands of every profession some useful and specialized service, and in the case of the military it calls for command—advice and/or action in the military sphere of international politics—service that can only be diluted as the source of its professional knowledge moves farther from the center of more traditional military thinking.
Grace, John J.
"The Need to be More Professional… Whatever That Means,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 28
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol28/iss3/4