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Captain J.K. Taussig, U.S. Navy.—The reading of Lieutenant Henning's paper titled "Personnel," which was published in the September number of the Proceedings, has awakened in me some thoughts which have been slumbering for quite a while and which required a stimulant like this article to arouse. Personnel being a hobby of mine, due perhaps to the fact that the greater part of my shore duty has been intimately associated with its administration or training, it is perhaps natural that I should be conquered by an uncontrollable desire to discuss Mr. Henning's paper. At least this is my excuse for doing so.
Taking the sub-heads in the order in which they were treated we will first take up "Permanency of Personnel."