Proceedings Magazine - April 1939 Vol. 65/4/434

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Distinguished naval officers, speaking at Propeller Club dinners or at Navy Day affairs, have always dwelt upon the importance of an American Merchant Marine as an auxiliary to the Navy in time of...



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  • A Merchant Marine Naval Reserve
    By R. T. Merrill, Vice-President and General Manager, Merchants and Miners Transportation Co.

    Distinguished naval officers, speaking at Propeller Club dinners or at Navy Day affairs, have always dwelt upon the importance of an American Merchant Marine as an auxiliary to the Navy in time of war. At this time, when the issue of national...

  • ABC's of the Naval Reserve
    By Lieutenant Commander W. S. G. Davis, U. S. Navy

    Of the greatest benefit to the regular naval establishment and the Naval Reserve alike would be a more intimate knowledge of the latter by the former. Since one of the accepted definitions of knowledge is “learning,” let us start in...

  • Notes on U. S. Naval Reserve Aviation
    By Lieutenant Commander J. B. Lynch, A-O, U. S. Naval Reserve

    Although the U. S. Naval Reserve is by law a component part of the U. S. Navy, and during the World War comprised a large percentage of the total personnel of the Navy, relatively few officers of the regular service are familiar with its...

  • The U. S. Marine Corps Reserve
    By Brigadier General William P. Upshur, U. S. Marine Corps, The Director, Marine Corps Reserve

    The Marine Corps Reserve is recruited, organized, administered, and trained under the same laws as the Naval Reserve. The classification of its personnel is similar, but somewhat less detailed. We have some minor classifications not required by...

  • The Groundwork for Today's Naval Reserve
    By Lieutenant George W. Akers, E-F, U. S. Naval Reserve

    All group efforts have had pioneers—men who have exerted herculean efforts and many times spent much of their own money to get under way the movements they were enthusiastic about. The Naval Reserve is no exception to this rule. It can be...

  • The Value of CCC Duty to Reserve Officers
    By Lieutenant A. L. Wills, E-F, U. S. Naval Reserve

    Will a naval reserve officer become a better navigator or gunnery officer by serving a tour of duty in the Civilian Conservation Corps?” That question is debatable, but he certainly will be a better commanding officer if needed in an...

  • Suggestions for Training of Volunteer Naval Reserve
    By Lieutenant Franklin W. Peck, V(S), U. S. Naval Reserve

    The suggestions contained in this article for the training and indoctrination of volunteer officers and men of the Naval Reserve are based upon the assumption that the value of the entire Reserve, if not the main justification for its very...

  • A Director Looks at the Naval Reserve
    By Captain Damon E. Cummings, U. S. Navy, Director of Naval Reserves, Thirteenth Naval District

    The experience of the writer with the Naval Reserve has been confined principally to three occasions: during the war the U.S.S. Shawmut (now Oglala) of which he was executive officer, was officered and manned largely by personnel who today would...

  • The Corn Belt Navy
    By Lieutenant Ralph C. Lowes, Jr., DE-O, U. S. Naval Reserve

    It is a long distance from salt water to the heart of the Corn Belt and yet, curiously enough, situated in the center of this strictly agricultural area we find the United States Navy formally represented by established units of its Organized...

  • Indoctrination
    By Lieutenant Commander Frank S. M. Harris, D-F, U. S. Naval Reserve

    Labels should, and do, carry less authority in the Navy than in other walks of life. To hold a rank in the navy is not sufficient. The qualifications of that rank must be met, to a given standard of excellence—a fact to which selection...

  • The Naval Communication Reserve Progresses
    By Lieutenant (j.g.) F. K. Tiffany, C-V(S) U. S. Naval Reserve

    "The expansion and communication training of the Naval Communication Reserve has made satisfactory progress.”—Report of the Hon. Claude A. Swanson, Secretary of the Navy, for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1938.

  • The Problems of a Reserve Battalion Commander
    By Lieutenant Commander Ross F. Collins, D-O, U. S. Naval Reserve

    A reserve officer’s problems are about as varied as the articles sold in a five and ten cent store. To successfully command a reserve battalion its commander should be a combination of disciplinarian, salesman, playwright, diplomat, public...

  • Active Service
    By Lieutenant John Bermingham, U. S. Navy

    Emergencies calling for the services of regular naval personnel in the Americas have been rare in this decade. However, circumstances had contrived to place our fleet on the California coast in 1932 and then in August, 1933, stirred up a revolt...

  • Why Not Progressive Training?
    By Lieutenant Commander Frank C. Huntoon, DE-O, U. S. Naval Reserve

    The mission of the Naval Reserve is, “To procure, organize and train the officers and men necessary in the event of war for the expansion and operation of the United States Fleet and Naval Transportation Service.”

    To carry out...

  • The Naval Reserve Officer—A War-Time Specialist
    By Lieutenant Commander Radford Moses, DE-V(G), U. S. Naval Reserve

    The uninitiated, the average good American citizen, has many times thought of the American naval officer as being “a jack of all trades,” as neglecting the modern methods of specialization, and failing to parallel in the service those...

  • A Naval Reservist's Impressions of a Shakedown Cruise
    By Lieutenant Frederick M. Curran, D-F, U. S. Naval Reserve

    Fortunately, I was able to volunteer for active duty on the shakedown cruise of the U.S.S. Fanning from January 3 to February 15, 1938. It was a great cruise with a grand crew on a happy ship. Like most reservists, my association with the regular...

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