If one refers to the personnel section of U. S. Naval Policy he will find the following statements on standard requirements:
(a) To maintain the personnel at the highest standard and in sufficient numbers to meet the requirements of Naval Policies.
(b) To develop and co-ordinate systematic courses of instruction and training for officers, petty officers, and enlisted men.
(c) To avoid frequent shifting of personnel.
As to the soundness of this policy there can be not the slightest doubt. It is general, but brief and to the point. Unfortunately, the conditions of the times prevent (a) and (c) above from being supported fully; however, since (b) is not affected by varying conditions, it is the purpose of this article to elaborate on this particular requirement.