OFFICERS' RESERVE CORPS
Correct Procedure In Giving The Main Part Of A Field Order
1st. Give the information of the enemy and of our own supporting
troops (i.e., those who may come to our assistance in case of need) to
your subordinates that will give them a clear understanding of the
problem and enable them intel...
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privates who propose to work for advancement read the following books.
All can probably be obtained from the Adjutant General of the Army,
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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...
The chief duty of the artillery is to support the infantry. It does this
in three ways: 1st, By firing at the hostile infantry. 2d, By putting
out of action the hostile artillery so that it cannot fire at the
infantry. 3d, By demoli...
This very important arm is the eye with which the general sees for many
miles to the front and flank. In an advance it pushes ahead, combs the
country for the enemy, disperses his cavalry, and thus protects the
infantry in the rear....
The infantry is the principal and most important arm, which is charged
with the main work on the field of battle and it usually decides the
final issue of the combat. (Field Service Regulations.) The role (duty
or job) of the infant...
Selection Of A Camping Ground
Suppose that you were sent on ahead of troops on the march to select a
camp ground for them, what big ideas should you bear in mind.
1. The ground should be large enough for the troops without crowding. In
case of rain it should b...
There are three kinds of fire:
(1) Volley Fire. Every one fires at the command FIRE. It is used at
funerals and occasionally in the first part of an action when the enemy
presents a large, compact target.
(2) Fire At Will. In t...
Esprit De Corps
Have too much esprit de corps to complain of the length of the march, or
to kick about the dust on the road. Be self-controlled. Don't boast of
your ability to march on forever. Such remarks are depressing to a tired
comrade who is ...
A ration is the allowance (money) for the subsistence of one person for
one day. It is based on the cost of a fixed amount of certain foods
(such as meat, potatoes, bread, etc.) necessary for a workingman. As the
cost of food in the...