Army & Navy - Navy Future

High Navy officials were mightily pleased last week with the results of a poll taken among the Navy's 226,050 reserve officers. To the question—Would you like to transfer to the regular Navy after the war?—60% had already sent replies and 80% of those were: "Aye, aye, sir."

This was surprising news. It suggested that the security of jobs in the armed services looked good to many young, college-trained men. It also meant that the wartime phenomenon of a Navy in which nonAcademy officers outnumbered Academy graduates would become the natural order of...

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