Army & Navy And Civil Defense: Commissions

In the U.S. last week were thousands on thousands of ablebodied, well-meaning male citizens itching to get into the Army or Navy. The hitch: they wanted commissions. All of them had a sheaf of well-groomed personal reasons why they should be officers. But few of them had any inkling of what the armed forces actually wanted, or of how to get their commissions.

Actually the procedure is simple—no worse than figuring and filling an income-tax form. And the U.S. forces need good officer material as badly as the Treasury needs money. The Army...

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