Army & Navy: Two Stars on Schedule

Through the mazes of staff work in the big Louisiana maneuvers last fall unhurriedly strode a tall, bald colonel. As Chief of Staff of the Blue Army he kept good-humored command of the most complicated situation the U.S. Army, Model 1941, had ever met. Fellow officers watched his work with admiration, told newsmen: "Watch Ike. He'll be a major general in six months."

They were right. Last fortnight Dwight David Eisenhower (after brief service as a brigadier) was appointed a major general by President Roosevelt, was confirmed the same day by the Senate. He was also given a job that was full...

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