ARMY & NAVY
The Navy's consumption of gold braid is decreasing. Fewer officers of all ranks results in fewer officers of top rank. Last June, eleven captains were promoted to be rear-admirals. In this year's approved promotion list, announced last week, there are only five new rear-admirals. The Selection
Board, presided over by Admiral Charles F. Hughes, Chief of Staff, passed by ten of the first 15 captains on the eligible list. The chance of a captain to become a rear-admiral was thus 3 to 1, against. Last year it was 2.7 to 1, against. Captain Thomas Tingey Craven, now
Director of Naval...