United States Naval Institute Proceedings Volume 42, No. 1

United States Naval Institute Proceedings Volume 42, No. 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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...shall have the rank, etc., of warrant officers and be appointed from a non-commissioned ofiicer. Clerks now serving as quartermasters' and paymasters' clerks with field service shall be eligible for appointment as such and credited with their previous service in the field, army, navy or marine corps. Clerks now serving as clerks for assistant paymasters shall be-warranted pay clerks and after one year the position of field clerk in the quartermaster department and clerk for assistant paymaster shall be abolished. Nothing contained in this act shall be held to reduce the active duty pay or allowances of any person in the naval service. SEC. 61.---That officers of the marine corps with the rank of colonel who shall have served faithfully for 45 years on the active and reserve lists shall, when retired, have the rank of brigadier general; and all such officers who shall hereafter be retired at the age of 64 years before having served for 45 years, but who shall have served faithfully on the active and reserve lists until retired shall, on the completion of 4o years from their entry in the naval service, have the rank of brigadier general. PROMOTION BY SELECTION. Admiral Fletcher's Strong Argument Against it.--I have listened to arguments for and against selection during my whole naval career, and am convinced that promotion by selection would be determined to the best interests of the naval service. This conviction is shared by the majority of the higher ranking ofiicers. The arguments used in favor of selection are based upon incorrect assumptions and incorrect comparisons. They do not present the actual conditions of the commissioned personnel of the navy. The principal argument in favor of promotion by selection is that such a...show more

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  • Paperback | 468 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 830g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236993381
  • 9781236993380