|Born||January 30, 1903|
|Died||January 19, 1994(aged 90)|
|Years of service||1925 - 1960|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
Distinguished Service Cross|
Major General Aubrey S. "Red" Newman (1903–1994) served in the United States Army for 34 years. Newman commanded the 34th Infantry Regiment of the 24th Infantry Division during the Battle of the Philippines in World War II. His cry of "Follow Me!" at Leyte rallied his troops and inspired American infantrymen for decades. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the Army's second-highest award for bravery, for his actions during this battle.
Newman was a contributor to Army Magazine for many years. His articles on common sense leadership were very popular and were later published in three books: Follow Me: The Human Element in Leadership, Follow Me II: More on the Human Element in Leadership, and Follow Me III: Lessons on the Art and Science of High Command. He also authored What Generals are Made Of. His books remain on the professional reading lists of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the United States Marine Corps' Commandant, and the reading lists of many other military and paramilitary organizations.
The United States Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) recognizes outstanding junior leaders who demonstrate a commitment to developing their soldiers with the Major General Aubrey "Red" Newman award.
While a Lieutenant, Newman competed in the 1928 Olympics and finished 16th in the pentathlon.
- ↑ "Aubrey Newman Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/ne/aubrey-newman-1.html. Retrieved 2012-06-20.
- Major General Newman's New York Times Obituary
- Center of Military History Print of Newman rallying his troops on Leyte
- US Army Command and General Staff College Hall of Fame Biography
- FORSCOM Regulation for Major General Aubrey "Red" Newman Award
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