“There are a couple of things that I would be concerned about: when a Private says to me, "I learned this in basic -- " that is a little concerning. When a Sergeant says, "Trust me, sir," I worry about that. You probably need to check it out. When a Warrant Officer says, "Watch this, sir," I would probably run for cover. And finally when a Second Lieutenant says, "Based on my experience" I tend to worry about that as well.”— General Ray Odierno, the Army chief of staff, offering grains of salt about words of advice to cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point Nov. 2.