Discipline and dedication

In the book, Message to Garcia, Rowan was asked to deliver a message to General Garcia, whom was in Cuba at the time. However, General Garcia was in a place that very few people knew about which made it impossible to send him the message through a telegraph. The only way they could reach him was by somebody directly brining the message to General Garcia, which Rowan was tasked to do.

When Rowan was told about this mission he was not given any more information other than what to do. He used his own means and carried out the mission, and in the face of many obstacles he did not abandon his assignment. Rowan showed many traits we as Marines strive to emulate. Discipline is a way of behaving that shows a willingness to obey rules or orders. Discipline and dedication are the two biggest character traits that I took away from the book, A Message to Garcia.

It shower a disciplined individual, such as Rowan, who was able to adapt to unfavorable circumstances and maintain his sense of mission and accomplish the task at hand. Rowan was told to do something and didn’t ask any questions. He did not stop till the job was finished. He proves he can be trusted to carry out any task from the simplest to the most complicated and important.