Suwarrow is a professional soldier and a man of limited outlook. He is completely devoted to his chosen occupation and does whatever is necessary to win battles. He has no false pride and no false notions of what is becoming to an officer. He is not a spit-and-polish general. He believes in putting first things first. If his men need training in the use of the bayonet, he will shed his general's jacket and train them himself. He is efficient and sees immediately what needs to be done. He is concerned with making his men good soldiers, not with their lives. He is not interested in saving lives but in winning victories. He spares neither himself, nor his men, nor the enemy. He is a generals' general, brave, brilliant, and successful. He respects military courage in others and is not immune to appeals to his rather limited supply of mercy and justice.