Army & Navy - Naval Officers Wanted

While the Army has indicated what kind of a postwar military establishment it would like to have (TIME, Nov. 20), the Navy has kept a cautious silence. Last week a hint of Navy hopes came out. Navy Secretary Forrestal announced that a board of naval officers would try to figure out how a sizable portion of the 226,050 reserve officers now serving can be induced to stay on as professionals after the war.

The Navy expected to have such a whopping outfit that its 55,000 regular officers would not be nearly enough to go around. Part of the job of the...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!