We Must Have It!
(See page 949, June, 1923, PROCEEDINGS)
Captain Ralph Earle, U.S. Navv. - For many years the writer has felt that one of the things the Navy badly needed was a Gunnery School. It is therefore a satisfaction to see that there still exists in the service some sentiment for the establishment of such a school.
Some years ago detailed plans for such a school, with course of instruction listed in much detail were submitted to the Department together with a suggestion as to several then available sites for such an establishment. Courses were laid out so as to provide sufficient time for commanding officers, gunnery officers, division officers, and all rated and non-rated men of fire control groups. It is realized that there are many difficulties con fronting the establishment of such a school, especially those dealing with the availability of en listed personnel. It is quite possible to obtain a site that will be convenient, and the necessary small allotments of funds required. Existing buildings could be used.