Early Indoctrination of New Recruits
By Major J. M. Scammell, Inf., O. R. C.
AMONG the remedies suggested for the prevalence of desertion as described in Captain Leigh's lecture to the War College on Navy Personnel, one, advocated by forty percent of the officers questioned, was the "Early indoctrination of new recruits." Another twenty per cent suggested "Longer course at training stations."
It may be of interest to the Navy to know that the best disciplined military organization that the world has ever seen, the Roman Legions, placed a very strong emphasis upon these devices. One author states: