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Excerpts from the Army's 34-page report:

MID-JULY, 1953

Major General Miles Reber, then chief of the Army Legislative Liaison, received a phone call stating that Senator McCarthy desired to see him. He went to the Senator's office, and Senator McCarthy there informed General Reber that he was very interested in securing a direct commission for Mr. G. David Schine, a consultant to the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, on the basis of Mr. Schine's education, business experience and prior service with the Army Transport Service.

Senator McCarthy said that speed was desirable, since Mr. Schine might be inducted into the armed forces under the Selective Service Act.

During the meeting, Mr. Roy Cohn, chief counsel of the subcommittee, came in the room and emphasized the necessity for rapid action . . .

JULY 15—30

Mr. Schine called the Office of the Chief of Legislative Liaison (O.C.L.L.) Department of the Army on the telephone and asked whether he could come to the Pentagon that afternoon and "hold up his hand." He was advised that it would be necessary to submit an application for a commission.

He came to O.C.L.L. in the Pentagon, where he was assisted in completing the necessary application blanks. He was also taken to the Pentagon dispensary for a physical examination.

Mr. Schine's application for a commission was considered by the Chief of Transportation, the Provost Marshal General and the Commanding General of the First Army. All three determined that Mr. Schine was not qualified for a direct commission . . . During the period from the time of the initial request by Senator McCarthy . . . to the time of the final decision . . . there were inquiries from the committee staff as to the status of the application.


Mr. Cohn requested the O.C.L.L. to explore the possibility of obtaining a reserve commission for Mr. Schine in either the Air Force or the Navy. These explorations were undertaken with negative results . . .


Mr. Cohn and Mr. Francis Carr, executive director of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee, conferred with Secretary Stevens for approximately 35 minutes. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss . . . plans for the Fort Monmouth investigation.

During the course of such discussions, Mr. Cohn asked the Secretary about an assignment in the New York City area for Mr. Schine when inducted. Mr. Cohn stated that it was desirable to have Mr. Schine available for consultation to the staff of the committee to complete certain work with which Mr. Schine was familiar, and that the Army must have several places in the New York City area where Mr. Schine could perform Army work.

The Secretary did not agree with this suggestion and pointed out that Mr. Schine should follow the same procedures for assignment as any other private in the Army . . .


During the course of hearings in the courthouse in Foley Square in New York . . . at one time Senator McCarthy, Mrs. McCarthy and Mr. John G. Adams, Department of the Army counselor, were together.

Senator McCarthy at this time told Mr. Adams that Mr. Schine was of no help to the committee, but was interested in photographers and getting his pictures in the paper, and that things had reached the point where Mr. Schine was a pest

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