National Service Volume 1

National Service Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...rise to the highest rank consistent with their capacity as determined in active service. In a normal divisional training area there will ultimately be three first reserve divisions and three second reserve divisions with the necessary auxiliary units to form a complete army corps of three divisions in the first reserve and a corresponding army corps in the second reserve. The total permanent personnel of such a training division will be 972 commissioned officers and about 7,500 enlisted men, and the total strength of each of the two reserve army corps upon mobilization will be 3,058 officers and about 93,000 enlisted men. If the commanders of separate battalions and higher units and the staffs of brigades and higher units in the reserves are drawn from the permanent personnel, it will be necessary for about 150 officers to pass from the training division to each of the two reserve army corps, and for at least 300 reserve officers to replace them in the training units. But it will be both practicable and desirable to employ an even greater number of regular officers in the reserve organizations, and this can always be done by the same arrangement of transferring a corresponding number of reserve officers to the training units. If upon mobilization any of the reserve units below the regiment are not provided with citizen reserve officers qualified to command them, they should be commanded by officers from the permanent establishment under reserve commission, and for this purpose the number of available professional officers can be increased by giving reserve appointments to qualified non-commissioned officers in the permanent personnel. There will also be an important place for enlisted men of the permanent personnel to serve as...
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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 435g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236876113
  • 9781236876119