The essence of his statements was as follows: "We can not deny the need for general education, but it should not take precedence over purely military discipline, and shall obey him. Find a middle ground is not difficult. In general terms, a radical change in the nature of military operations gradually led to the fact that the importance of purely military elements has risen dramatically in the training of officers. In modern warfare, even the most junior officer could affect the outcome of the battle, so his knowledge and intelligence are crucial. It consistently refute the assertion that education does arrogant officers and inspire them distaste for the service, because sometimes it is supported by illustrative examples. If such effects occur, and they can be regarded as not likely the result of the acquisition of technical knowledge, and the way in which this knowledge was obtained. Overconfidence - the constant companion of superficial knowledge, rather than true understanding, therefore it is necessary to develop the latest and consistently harass superficiality. Knowledge, as such, are useless on the battlefield: this easy to accept. What we need is skill. On the other hand, especially in times of peace, the fastest way to acquire skills - education. "