From a historical perspective, George Marshall or Dwight Eisenhower would not have succeeded in their World War II strategy without the tactical leadership of George Patton and Bernard Montgomery. Though all four men were committed to strategic objectives, Marshall and Eisenhower lacked tactical, operational leadership and could not have achieved the mission without the skills of Patton and Montgomery. While Marshall and Eisenhower were outstanding strategists and managers, it was Patton and Monty who were the outstanding tacticians leading the battles.


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