The military commander in the field earns his position because he has the mental strength and moral power to enable him to dominate the battlefield. Off the field that responsibility carries civic obligations as well.
Schratz, Paul R. and Winters, Francis X.
"Set & Drift: Military Ethics in the United States: Closing the Gap Between Civilian and Military,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 32
, Article 11.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol32/iss6/11