Yes, my chain of command does eventually end with him. He's not my direct "boss" but certainly the CEO.
I fall in the "Army Forces" ... and even then I am far to the top,
No, that would have been incredible to be there! Unfortunately, I was still in college at the time. Once I completed my degree I applied to the US Army's Warrant Officer Flight Program. I've already completed BCT, WOCS, initial introduction to rotary flight, and I've just begun my advanced training in my assigned aircraft. I still have over six months to go. Once I complete this (mind you - 62 weeks after I first arrived at BCT) I will be based where ever the Army needs me.... which I hope to be Iraq of Afghanistan.
Your men have to follow your orders. They don't have to go to your funeral.