In "R.O.T.C." when he is selected by Mr. Binicky, the school's R.O.T.C.b instructor, to be squad leader, Richie is confronted with opposing advice. His father's advice is to make his men love him because they will do anything for him. On the other hand, Binicky tells Richie that all great leaders were hated. With these two viewpoints, Richie is faced with a dilemma.