Taking Officers from the Ranks

July 1942
New Republic;7/20/42, Vol. 107 Issue 3, p72
Focuses on the suggestion by Josephus Daniels, former Secretary of the Navy, that in future all army and navy cadets at West Point and Annapolis should be chosen by competitive examination from the ranks of these services. Explanation by Daniels that all who enter the Naval Academy or the Military Academy should first have a year's experience as enlisted men; Steps to be taken by the U.S. Congress for improvement in the army and navy and to win the approval of the whole country.


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