REBUILDING THE NAVY'S ENLISTED PERSONNEL AND REESTABLISHING ITS MORALE AND SPIRIT
By Lieut. Commander J.C. Thom, U. S. Navy
The Situation To-Day
The navy is approximately 40,000 men short of authorized enlisted strength.
Enlistments are barely keeping pace with discharges and dis-enrollments.
Eighty-five per cent of enlistments are for two years.
Reenlistments are so few as to be negligible.
The navy is rapidly losing all of the older, trained, and experienced enlisted men.