Makes me want to tell a war story (LOL). At basic training (1967, Ft. Dix, NJ) my company had to march out to the rifle range every day for two weeks or so, about an hour's fast march. It was done with full pack, gear and weapon -- the old M-14 was pretty heavy -- and at a militarily brisk pace. A lot of guys had trouble keeping up. But one day our baby-faced 2nd lieutenant decided to show the troops what a real soldier he was and lead the column. He carried no pack, no weapon, or even a canteen. Of course he set off on a blistering pace, but since I was not going to let the little twerp show me up I stayed right behind him as the column of exhausted troops stretched out. I'm glad I stayed with him, because at one point our crusty old first sergeant pulled up alongside in his car, surveyed the now-decimated formation and angrily yelled out the window, "Lieutenant, what the hell are you doing?" I learned something about the actual chain of command that day.