ARMY: Reserves in Command

Until 1940's emergency mobilization, the 104,000 members of the Officers Reserve Corps (within the age limits of their grades) had kept up their training by correspondence courses, summer training camps, occasional tours of active duty. When the Army began filling out its regular units with reservists, no professional officer could predict with certainty how well doctors, lawyers, policemen and clerks would function as commanders of field units. Last week General Staff officers at Washington surveyed the Organized Reserves' performance, found it good.

Up to last week, 14,000 reservists had been called to duty. Most of them were straightway dumped into...

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