Army & Navy: Contracting Horizon

Until recently an average bright Army recruit could reasonably tell himself that he had a pretty good chance of being commissioned an officer. But times have changed. Throughout the country's training camps last week many an aspiring soldier was learning that the process is no longer easy. Men now facing the draft are likely to learn that the chances of a commission are even slimmer.

In Washington, War Department officials revealed that the Officer Candidate Schools have been tapering off since Feb. 1. Reason: the Army now has almost all the officers it...

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