National Defense: Renaissance at the Top

To give the new Army energy and brains, to carry out Chief of Staff George C. Marshall's promise to fit men to the jobs, get younger executives, comb the cobs out of the Army's top commands—these were the reasons for shifting 26 generals last week.

> To command the entire Caribbean defense area (Panama, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, six other bases), 57-year-old Major General Frank Maxwell Andrews (Air Forces) succeeds finicky, 62-year-old Lieut. General Daniel Van Voorhis (Cavalry). The Caribbean Defense Command is the biggest field job yet given an Army airman. The change is...

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