ARMY: Tired Old Men

A characteristic of a good combat officer is that for him no effort is too much if it is needed to beat the enemy. To eliminate officers who lack the energy to make such efforts, the U.S. Army last week set up new age limits:

For major generals commanding field divisions, 62; brigadier generals, 60; colonels, 55; lieutenant colonels, 52; majors, 47; captains. 42; first lieutenants 35; second lieutenants, 30.

Exceptions: general officers commanding corps and armies—who are supposed to use their heads more than their bodies —may be any age short of 64 (statutory retirement); Army Air Forces officers (since...

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