The purpose of this paper is to record some interesting and useful facts learned by the writer during the last three summers while engaged in training naval reservists on board the U.S.S. Bainbridge. The aim is not to deal with the general question of the Naval Reserve, which is great enough to deserve the best thought and effort of the Bureau of Navigation, but rather with practical matters connected with the execution of the Navy Department s present policy of devoting the services of the Scouting Fleet destroyers for two months a year to exercising the officers and the men of the reserve.
Training Reservists Aboard Destroyers
By Lieutenant Commander Richard Stockton Field, U. S. Navy