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Department Commander's Report

Military Handbooks: The Plattsburg Manual

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) Amount of instruction received.

(c) Progress made.

(d) Efficiency of officer.

(e) Recommendation.

A copy of these lists will be forwarded to the Adjutant General of the


The remainder of this chapter boils down to an irreducible minimum some

of the most important subjects with which a Reserve Officer or an

applicant for a commission in the Officers' Reserve Corps should be

familiar. It emphasizes those things with which a reserve officer should

at once become familiar.[A] It merely opens up a broad field of study

for a reserve officer and at the same time can be used as a place of