To Increase the Efficiency of the Military Establishment of the United States; Hearings Before the Committee on Military Affairs, House of Representatives, Sixty-Fourth Congress, First Session, on the Bill to Increase the Volume 2

To Increase the Efficiency of the Military Establishment of the United States; Hearings Before the Committee on Military Affairs, House of Representatives, Sixty-Fourth Congress, First Session, on the Bill to Increase the 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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...of view the advantage of such a force is apparent, and I strongly urge that the plan for the continental army be adopted by this committee and made an essential part of its plan for preparedness. Profiting by the experience of other great nations, and particularly by our own experience during the war with Spain, this country in 1903 established a general staff and fixed its status and prescribed its duties by law in accordance with the most efficient military methods so far as they are applicable to our form of government. The duties of the General Staff are prescribed in sections 2 and 4 of the act of February 14, 1903, as follows: That the duties of the General Staff Corps shall be to prepare plans for the national defense and for the mobilization of the military forces in time of war; to Investigate and report upon all questions affecting the efficiency of the Army and Its state of preparation for military operations; to render professional aid and assistance to the Secretary of War and to general officers and other superior officers and other superior commanders, and to act as their agents in informing and coordinating the action of all the different officers who are subject under the terms of this act to the supervision of the Chief of the Staff; and to perform such other military duties not otherwise assigned by law as may be from time to time prescribed by the President That the Chief of Staff, under the direction of the President or of the Secretary of War, under the direction of the President, shall have supervision of all troops of the line and of The Adjutant General's, Inspector General's Judge Advocate's, Quartermaster's, Subsistence, Medical, Pay, and Ordnance Departments, the Corps of Engineers and the Signal Corps and shall...show more

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  • Paperback | 434 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 771g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236672453
  • 9781236672452