ARMY & NAVY: Standley for Pratt

The Navy Department last week announced a wholesale shakeup of 24 commands, due to age limits having been reached and tours of duty ended, to take effect throughout the year. Most important was the appointment of Vice Admiral William Harrison Standley, 60, to be Chief of Naval Operations, the Navy's No. 1 tactical post. At a date not yet named he will succeed Admiral William Veazie Pratt, who reached retirement age March 1. President Roosevelt wants Admiral Pratt to stand by until final disposition of the Geneva Disarmament Conference.

Meantime, Admiral Standley will...

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