Army & Navy: Pros and Non-Pros

As long as World War II is fought, the few professionals among U.S. Army officers are likely to marvel at the administrative proficiency and combat leadership of a far larger class: the emergency officers* who are the bulk of Army command. Last week the Army, now rising above 5,000,000 men, told where its officers came from:

> About one-third are former enlisted men —graduates of the war-spawned Officer Candidate Schools.

> One-half came from the peacetime National Guard and organized reserves.

> One-sixth still consists of the thin sprinkling of pros from the Regular Army (14,659 officers in 1938) and a wartime...

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