ARMY & NAVY: Braid Men


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...

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