Hearings Held Before the Committee on Military Affairs, House of Representatives, Sixty-second Congress, on Staff Service of the Army, Term of Enlistment in the Army, General Services Corps in the Army, Consolidation of Certain Branches of the War Department and the Army, and Opinion of the Judge Advocate General of the Army, and Statement of James Hay, Chairman of the Committee on Military Affairs, on Substitute Proposed to H. R. 7594. [May 2, 1911]

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1911 - 258 pages

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