Education: The Habit of Command

The U.S. Army's youngest major general, William Childs Westmoreland. 46, last week was appointed superintendent of West Point. He succeeds Lieut. General Garrison H. Davidson, 56, who will take command of the Seventh Army in Europe. Tall, trim, South Carolina-born Paratrooper Westmoreland was headed for a general's stars from the start. At West Point ('36) he was a track and basketball star and First Captain of Cadets. A full colonel at 29, he commanded field artillery in World War II (North Africa, Germany) and paratroops in Korea, taught at the Army War College, took over the 101st Airborne Division in 1958....

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