Universal Military Training: Statements Made by Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood Before the Senate Subcommittee on Military Affairs and the House Committee on Military Affairs, on a Bill to Provide for the Military and Naval Training of the Citizen Forces of the United States
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1917 - Armies - 236 pages
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Page 995 - ... any form and whose religious convictions are against war or participation therein in accordance with the creed or principles of said religious organizations, but no person so exempted shall be exempted from service in any capacity that the President shall declare to be noncombatant...
Page 972 - In the reserve, under the conditions prescribed by law, unless sooner discharged by proper authority. And I do solemnly swear that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the United States of America and to the State of , and that I will serve them honestly...
Page 972 - I will observe and obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the Rules and Articles of War.
Page 1084 - If war be forced upon us in spite of our long and vain appeals to the justice of nations, rapid and vigorous movements in its outset will go far toward securing us in its course and issue, and toward throwing its burdens on those who render necessary the resort from reason to force.
Page 1084 - For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well-organized and armed militia is their best security.
Page 1056 - Affairs, 1914, prescribes the organizations desired from each State as part of the local tactical division, and only these organizations will be accepted into service. It is requested that all officers of the Adjutant General's Department, Quartermaster Corps, and Medical Corps, duly recognized as pertaining to State headquarters under table I, Tables of Organization.
Page 977 - of the draft, which simply is involuntary or enforced service, is not new. It has been practised in all ages of the world. It was well known to the framers of our Constitution as one of the modes of raising armies. ... It had been used just before, in establishing our independence, and it was also used under the Constitution in 1812.
Page 977 - I do not say that all who would avoid serving in the war are unpatriotic; but I do think every patriot should willingly take his chance under a law made with great care, in order to secure entire fairness.
Page 998 - War may, in his discretion, detail one or more officers of the Army to report to the governor of such State or Territory for duty in connection with the organized militia. All such assignments may be revoked at the request of the governor of such State or Territory or at the pleasure of the Secretary of War.