THE RELATION OF PERSONNEL TO MATERIEL
By Commander John E. Pond, U. S. Navy
During the past ten years I have given much thought to the subject of this paper, and have long held the beliefs set forth in regard to the status of reserve ships and the organization of the reserve force.
"I am fully aware that some of my ideas are rather radical, and would entail legislative changes if adopted; but I am fully convinced that I am right in my premises, and I feel that the time is now ripe to set them forth on paper.
I do this with the knowledge that many officers to whom I have presented these ideas have expressed agreement and some have requested me to write them down and submit them to the service for discussion; so if this paper proves worthy of discussion, whether of criticism or approval,