OFFICERS' RESERVE CORPS
Importance of the Bayonet. The infantry soldier is armed with a
bayonet. He relies mainly on fire action to disable the enemy, but he
should know that it is often necessary for him to cross bayonets with
the enemy. Therefore he must...
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...
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...
The main object in placing obstacles in front of a defensive position is
to delay the enemy while he is under the defenders' fire, and thus make
his advance as difficult as possible. To accomplish this result they
must be so placed ...
Unless instructions have been given to spread false information, all
persons connected with the military service are forbidden to discuss the
military situation, plans, movements, etc., with, or in the presence of,
civilians of any ...
For An Advance
Field Orders (Title)
No. ---- (Place)
(Reference to map used) (Date and Hour)
(1) (Information of enemy and of...
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...
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...
For convenience, military information is considered under two heads,
namely (1) that collected in time of peace by the body of army experts
in Washington called the General Staff; and (2) that obtained by troops
in the field after w...
The Logical Way To Estimate The Situation
1st. Consider exactly what you are to do, i.e., your mission as set
forth in the orders or instructions under which you are acting or as
deduced by you from your knowledge of the situation.
2d. Consider all available information o...