Hearings, on Estimates Submitted by the Secretary of the Navy. 1920 Volume 2

Hearings, on Estimates Submitted by the Secretary of the Navy. 1920 Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...of discipline and morale, be put in ahead of the fellow that was actually in, whether his opportunities were more favorable or not? Admiral Washington. Many of those men, or some of them, were in, and we did at one time consider we would not take them in, just as you say, and in the first print of this bill this provision was not contained. Then we thought it over afterwards and concluded it would probably be just as well as not to place that restriction on them. A number of those reserve officers did go to sea. I had, for instance, some of them aboard ship with me, and they performed the same duty identically with the temporary officers. They simply did not transfer into the temporary Navy. Thev retained their status as reserve officers, but their duty was identical. Mr. Padgett. If they were put in on an equality with temporary officers, would not that be all they could ask? Admiral Washington. It would seem so; yes, sir. Mr. Padgett. In other words, if they are given this absolute equality with the temporary officer, and not given a special privilege over the temporary officer, should they not be satisfied? Admiral Washington. They ought to be, ves, sir; but they are not given any special advantage over him. We are trying to make them parallel. Mr. Padgett. But you said all the temporary officers would go below the permanent officers? Admiral Washington. Yes, sir. Mr. Padgett. All grades and all ranks? Admiral Washington. The temporary officers have regular temporary positions, and they would come into the service, if you took them, exactly in the status that they now stand, whatever they are, and whatever that commission may be. Jrfr. Padgett. You are abandoning that contention, then, that was made before, that all temporaries in fixed ranks...show more

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  • Paperback | 478 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 844g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236493303
  • 9781236493309