Army & Navy - COMMAND: Up Youth

An old joke that used to circulate around British pubs was that "American Air Force colonels under 21 must be accompanied by their parents." The joke is based on the Air Forces' policy of giving able young flying officers plenty of chances to rise. Last week the Army's air arm outdid itself by elevating (with President Roosevelt's approval) two colonels, still in their late twenties, to the rank of brigadier general.

General Sanders. At 28, Richard C. Sanders is the youngest general officer in the U.S. Army and probably the youngest since Custer,...

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