A Merchant Marine Naval Reserve

By R. T. Merrill, Vice-President and General Manager, Merchants and Miners Transportation Co.
April 1939
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 ...

The Problems of a Reserve Battalion Commander

By Lieutenant Commander Ross F. Collins, D-O, U. S. Naval Reserve
April 1939
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 ...

Notes on International Affairs

April 1939
SPAIN AND THE MEDITERRANEAN Peace Efforts in Spain.—To force the unconditional surrender of the Nationalist government and army in Central Spain was the evident aim of General Franco, as seen ...

Book Reviews

April 1939
BOOK DEPARTMENT Members of the Institute, both regular and associate, may save money by ordering books through its Book department, which will supply any obtainable book. A discount of 10 ...

Discussions, Comments and Notes

April 1939
A Strong Feature of Naval Education Commander H. E. Rossell (C.C.), U. S. Navy.—A significant development is taking place in this country in the field of engineering education. It is ...

The Naval Reserve Officer—A War-Time Specialist

By Lieutenant Commander Radford Moses, DE-V(G), U. S. Naval Reserve
April 1939
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, ...

Why Not Progressive Training?

By Lieutenant Commander Frank C. Huntoon, DE-O, U. S. Naval Reserve
April 1939
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 ...

Active Service

By Lieutenant John Bermingham, U. S. Navy
April 1939
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 ...

The Naval Communication Reserve Progresses

By Lieutenant (j.g.) F. K. Tiffany, C-V(S) U. S. Naval Reserve
April 1939
"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 ...

ABC's of the Naval Reserve

By Lieutenant Commander W. S. G. Davis, U. S. Navy
April 1939
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 ...


By Lieutenant Commander Frank S. M. Harris, D-F, U. S. Naval Reserve
April 1939
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 ...

The Corn Belt Navy

By Lieutenant Ralph C. Lowes, Jr., DE-O, U. S. Naval Reserve
April 1939
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 ...

A Director Looks at the Naval Reserve

By Captain Damon E. Cummings, U. S. Navy, Director of Naval Reserves, Thirteenth Naval District
April 1939
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, ...

Suggestions for Training of Volunteer Naval Reserve

By Lieutenant Franklin W. Peck, V(S), U. S. Naval Reserve
April 1939
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 ...

The Value of CCC Duty to Reserve Officers

By Lieutenant A. L. Wills, E-F, U. S. Naval Reserve
April 1939
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 ...

The Groundwork for Today's Naval Reserve

By Lieutenant George W. Akers, E-F, U. S. Naval Reserve
April 1939
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 U. S. Marine Corps Reserve

By Brigadier General William P. Upshur, U. S. Marine Corps, The Director, Marine Corps Reserve
April 1939
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 ...

Notes on U. S. Naval Reserve Aviation

By Lieutenant Commander J. B. Lynch, A-O, U. S. Naval Reserve
April 1939
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 ...

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