None of the men who served on the two boards were officers with current vital wartime jobs; that was one reason they were chosen. The three on the Navy Court were all graduates of the Naval Academy, all of them well liked in Navy circles:
¶ Admiral Orin G. Murfin, 69, onetime Judge Advocate General, commander of the Asiatic Fleet, predecessor of Rear Admiral Bloch as commandant of the 14th Naval District, is now retired.
¶ Admiral Edward Clifford Kalbfus. 68, veteran of the Spanish-American War, onetime president of the Naval War College, is now on the Navy's venerable General Board.