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...

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