I wish I had a commission
In J. Caesar's legions of old,
Where the mimeograph as we know it
Was a story that hadn't been told;
Their orders were then mostly verbal;
They were seldom called on to write,
For most of an officer's duties
Were training his men how to fight.
This anonymous doggerel is a cry of honest frustration to many an officer snarled in the modern army's endless red tape. One such officer is Lieut. Colonel Francis E. Gillette, instructor in the Army's Command & General Staff School (Fort Leavenworth). Writing in the current issue of the erudite C. & G. S....