There seem to be several shades of service opinion in regard to personnel measures, varying from indifference, if not opposition, to passive sympathy, and finally to active support. This is not unnatural. We are all anxious for the good of the service, but we would rather have that good tend in some way to our own welfare as well. We are perfectly sincere in this, and we cannot help scanning proposed measures to see how they are going to affect us in this regard.
The personnel bill introduced in the last session of Congress has the intention of promoting the good of the service. If any of its features do not promise to accomplish this end, they ought to be modified. Also, the good of the service has been made to include, as far as possible, the good of the individual. This is the point that has given rise to doubt in some instances, and is the foundation of most of the objections that have come to the notice of the writer.