The National Defense: Hearings Before the Committee on Military Affairs, House of Representatives, Sixty-ninth Congress, Second Session. Historical Documents Relating to the Reorganization Plans of the War Department and to the Present National Defense Act. Thursday, March 3, 1927. Part 1

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1937 - 659 pages
 

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Page 129 - SEC. 2. That the duties of the General Staff Corps shall be to prepare plans for the national defense and for the mobilization of the military forces in time of war; to investigate and report upon all questions affecting the efficiency of the Army and its state of preparation for military operations...
Page 178 - Army and its state of preparation for military operations; to render professional aid and assistance to the Secretary of War and to general officers and other superior commanders, and to act as their agents in informing and coordinating the action of all the different officers who are subject under the terms of this act to the supervision of the Chief of Staff; and to perform such other military duties not otherwise assigned by law as may be from time to time prescribed by the President.
Page 548 - ... to investigate and report upon all questions affecting the efficiency of the Army and its state of preparation for military operations; to render professional aid and assistance to the Secretary of War and to general officers and other superior commanders and to act as their agents in informing and coordinating the action of all the different officers who are subject to the supervision of the Chief of Staff...
Page 168 - An Act for making further and more effectual provision for the national defense, and for other purposes...
Page 169 - ... be temporarily assigned to duty with any branch of the Army. Upon being relieved from duty in the General Staff Corps, officers shall return to the branch of the Army in which they hold permanent...
Page 438 - I think we had better suspend until 2.30 o'clock this afternoon. (Whereupon, at 10.30 o'clock am, a recess was taken until 2.30 o'clock pm) AFTER RECESS The committee reassembled at 2.30 o'clock pm, pursuant to the taking of recess.
Page 167 - Quartermaster's, Subsistence, Medical, Pay, and Ordnance Departments, the Corps of Engineers, and the Signal Corps, and shall perform such other military duties not otherwise assigned by law as may be assigned to him by the President.
Page 641 - Division is charged, in general, with those duties of the War Department General Staff which relate to the formulation of plans for the use in the theater of war of the military forces, separately or in conjunction with the naval forres, in the national defense.
Page 463 - I call, therefore, a complete and generous education that which fits a man to perform justly, skillfully, and magnanimously all the offices both private and public, of peace and war.
Page 169 - That the General Staff Corps shall consist of one Chief of Staff and two general officers, all to be detailed by the President from officers of the Army...

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