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The Difference Between Strategy And Tactics
Strategy is generalship in its broadest conception. A...

The Theory Of The Defensive
The defensive is divided into the purely passive defe...

Army Slang
The following army slang is universally employed: ...

Estimating Distances By Sound
Sound travels at the rate of about 366 yards a second...

To Mark Time
Being in march: 1. Mark time, 2. MARCH. At the comman...

Morning-glory
Once upon a time there was a very little Morning-glo...

Advantages Of The Attack
(1) You can elect the point of attack while the defen...

Miscellaneous
1. Take great pains each morning to make a neat, small ...

Relieving The Outpost
Evening and shortly before dawn are hours of special ...

Returning
A patrol can never be certain that the enemy's patrol...





OFFICERS' RESERVE CORPS




Meeting Engagements
When two hostile forces suddenly meet we have what is termed a meeting engagement. Very little or no reconnaissance is possible. There is an absence of trenches. Both sides deploy rapidly. The smaller the force the more frequently w...

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...

Articles Of War
The Army is governed by the Articles of War, which can be found in the Army Regulations. Any laws, orders, et cetera, pertaining to the Army must not violate directly or indirectly any of the Articles of War. It is therefore desirab...

Military Maps
Definition. A military map is a drawing made to represent some section of the country, showing the features that are of military importance, such as roads, bridges, streams, houses, and hills. The map must be so drawn that you can t...

Bombs And Hand Grenades
The present European War has revived the use of hand grenades and bombs. A certain number of soldiers in each British and French battalion are trained as grenade throwers. Their principal weapon is a bucket or bag of grenades or bom...

To Enter The Reserve Officers' Corps
The President is authorized, under such regulations as he may prescribe, to appoint in the Officers' Reserve Corps any graduate of the senior division of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps, who shall have satisfactorily completed ...

Property
In the absence of regulations on the subject, each Reserve Officer should own a good watch, a pair of field glasses, a compass, and a note book. ...

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...

Senior Division
A senior division of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps may be established at any university and college requiring of its students four years of collegiate study for a degree, and at essentially military schools which, as a result...

The Difference Between Independent And Divisional Cavalry
The main difficulty in seeing the distinction between Independent and Divisional Cavalry consists in our forgetting that we have different kinds of organizations in the army as well as we have anywhere else. Let us clearly understan...