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Infantry Battalion
Four companies of infantry. (There are three battalio...

Extended Order Drills
As soon as your progress in close order is sufficient...

Intelligence Section General Staff
There is a special committee of the Great General Sta...

Guard Duty
Guards are used in camp or garrison to preserve order...

Close Order Drills
For several days after reporting you will undergo man...

Mr Crow Goes And Tells
Mr. Coon and Mr. Possum lived near each other in the...

Care Of The Rifle
Keep the metal part of your rifle covered with a thin...

Strength And Composition
The strength of a rear guard depends upon the nature ...

The Officers' Reserve Corps In War
In time of actual or threatened hostilities the Presi...

Quick Time
Being at a halt, to march forward in quick time: 1. F...





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. (b) ...

Night Operations
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...

Ammunition
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...

Junior Division
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...

Intrenchments
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...

Guard Duty
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...