NAVAL CORPS, SPECIALIZATION AND EFFICIENCY
By Lieutenant Commander T. C. Kincaid, U. S. Navy
Much has been written in the past few months in connection with the special functions of the various naval corps, shore duty only, amalgamation and other kindred subjects having to do with the organization, duties and education of the officer personnel of the navy.
Promotion by selection and other methods of promotion have been analyzed and discussed and a board of officers of high rank has been appointed to consider recommendations on this subject. The method of promotion has, and always will have, a direct bearing on the duties, training and education of officers. Under one system specialists may thrive, while under another the jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none may have an advantage; and still another system may develop a good all-around naval officer who is particularly well informed in one line of endeavor.