TEMPORARY VERSUS PERMANENT DETAIL OF SPECIALISTS: EXPERIENCE OF ARMY ORDNANCE DEPARTMENT
Lieutenant (j.g.) R.E. Bassler, (CEC), U.S.N.
The material contained in this article has been taken from the various appropriation bills and reorganization acts affecting the War Department. Only data bearing on the question of temporary versus permanent detail have been included. The purpose of the article is to present in a concrete form the experience of another government department sometimes cited in support of amalgamation.
The history of the Army Ordnance Department (or corps, depending on wording in particular bill) is interesting when considering amalgamation. There is to be found in this brief history an example which is as nearly analogous to the Navy's problem as can be cited.