Top 5 Leadership Lessons | Erwin Smith | Attack on Titan
” Everything I have done, I did thinking that this day would come. That someday… I would be able to check my answers. There were so many times that I thought it would be easier to just die. But then… the dream I shared with my father would flash through my head. And now… those answers are close enough to reach out and grab. “
— Erwin reflects on his reasons for living
Erwin Smith (エルヴィン・スミス Eruvin Sumisu?) was the 13th commander (団長 Danchō?) of the Survey Corps. Discerning, intelligent, and widely respected, Erwin was an able commander. While he cared deeply for his men, he did not hesitate to sacrifice them for the good and prosperity of mankind, and his men proved more than willing to stake their lives at his order. During Erwin’s career he developed the Long-Distance Enemy Scouting Formation, and due to uncertainty about his future, he later named Hange Zoë as his successor.