Army & Navy - COMMAND: Hierarchy

The unofficial Army & Navy Journal let a fat Navy cat out of a gold-braided bag. The Journal found that the bill now before Congress to give the Navy's top men more rank and more gold on their sleeves (TIME, Feb. 14) would likely be followed by another. Result, if both were passed: not one new brand of U.S. admiral, but two.*

The bill to come would make Admirals Chester W. Nimitz and William F. Halsey Admirals of the Fleet (equals British Admiral of the Fleet).

The Journal's real biffy was the discovery that the rank...