Officers for Shore Duty Only
(See Page 1885, Whole No. 226)
Captain Elliot Snow, (CC.) U. S. Navy.—The article contributed to the December number of the Proceedings on the subject "Officers for Shore Duty Only" is so unfair in its statements concerning the construction corps as a whole that I, as one of the corps, am impelled to make this refutation. Wherever the article touches the construction corps, whether it be upon its ideals, its methods of realizing those ideals, or its achievements, the writer displays much ignorance. If this be not soon pointed out, the article will have conveyed a lasting wrong impression to the uninitiated layman outside the service and to many officers in it. Thereby, the author presumably unwittingly will have perpetrated a great injustice to the members of that corps.