OFFICERS' RESERVE CORPS
General Ideas And Rules For Solving Military Problems
The cave man knocked over his foe with a rude club. The operation is
greatly refined to-day. The technique of war changes with the ages, but
human nature remains the same. Whether with grenade or gas, from
submarine or aeroplane, a ...
Reports To Be Made
Officers in the Officers' Reserve Corps are required to report at once
to the Adjutant General of the Department in which they live or to the
heads of the Staff Corps or Departments to which they may belong of any
permanent change o...
Department Commander's Report
At the end of each calendar year department commanders and chiefs of
staff corps and departments compile lists of members of the Officers'
Reserve Corps under their command, showing:
(a) Name, rank, age, and address.
By employing night operations troops make use of the cover of darkness
to minimize losses from hostile fire, to escape observation, to gain
time. (Infantry Drill Regulations.) They are dangerous because control
is difficult and conf...
An infantry soldier goes into battle carrying 220 rounds of rifle
ammunition. He habitually carries in his belt 100 rounds and when a
fight is imminent he gets 120 rounds (2 bandoliers) from his combat
train. He keeps 30 rounds in t...
A junior division of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps may be
established at any institution to which an army officer has been
detailed as the professor of military science and tactics, and which
cannot meet the necessary require...
Officers Reserver Corps
To make it possible to fill the gaps made in the Regular Army, by the
heavy loss of commissioned officers which is inevitable in time of war
and to make it possible to train large volunteer armies which are called
into existence w...
Ordinarily infantry intrenches itself whenever it is compelled to halt
for a considerable time in the presence of the enemy. (Infantry Drill
Regulations.) Trenches are constructed with a view of giving cover which
will diminish loss...
Guards are used in camp or garrison to preserve order, to protect
property, and to enforce police regulations. The commander of the guard
is an officer or non-commissioned officer. He performs his duties under
the supervision of the...
Use Of The Combined Arms
Every efficient officer must realize the possibilities and limitations
of his own arm of the service as well as the possibilities and
limitations of the other arms. Each arm of the service is necessary and
important. A proper unders...