Army & Navy - MANPOWER: End of A.S.C.

Last week the War Department dissolved the Army Specialist Corps, commanded by Dwight F. ("Davis Cup") Davis, 63, Secretary of War in the middle '20s. A civilian appendage which was supposed to recruit business executives, technicians, etc., the Corps never worked out practically. Reasons: 1) the Army found the specialists' civilian status a nuisance; 2) the Corps could not hold a man against the draft; 3) the Army was leary of men whose health disqualified them for normal service, for fear they would eventually be a load on the Treasury; 4) the Army, especially the Services of Supply, appointed its...

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