Army & Navy: Rank Magic

Bald, good-natured Rear Admiral Ralph Davison,' assistant to the Navy's Bureau of Aeronautics, had got as far as Albuquerque (on an airline trip from Washington to Los Angeles) when a noncommissioned ferry pilot asked for a seat. Under the priority system (which Ralph Davison helped to devise) the sergeant could displace anybody but White House personnel. Admiral Davison stepped out, grinning, waited for the next plane.

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