Portrait of BGen James Donald Hittle, USMC

A graduate of Michigan State College, Colonel J. D. Hittle, U. S. Marine Corps, was commissioned in the Marine Corps in 1937. After service on the cruiser Portland and with the Fleet Marine Force, he commanded the Marine Detachment on the U. S. S. Washington with the British Home Fleet at Scapa Flow shortly after Pearl Harbor. He served with the 3rd Marine Division at Iwo Jima, and after Japan’s surrender he commanded the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, along the Peiping-Mukden Railroad in China. After subsequent service as Secretary of the Academic Board, Marine Corps Schools, Quantico, Va., he served as Executive Officer of the N.R.O.T.C. unit at the University of Utah. He is author of two books, The Military Staff—Its History and Development, and Jomini’s Art of War. He is at present attached to Ma­rine Corps Headquarters, Washington, D. C.

Articles by James Donald Hittle

Military Planning At The Seat Of Government

By Colonel J. D. Hittle, U. S. Marine Corps
July 1957
One of the most persistent issues of | modern times is the controversy over defense organization at the seat of government. In essence the issue is a clear-cut one and ...

The Basis of Sino-Soviet Accord

By Colonel J. D. Hittle, U. S. Marine Corps
April 1953
There has long been far too much surmise as to the basis and nature of the Red-Chinese and Soviet Russian cooperation which now looms large in Far Eastern strategy. Fortunately ...

Background of Chinese Action

By Colonel J. D. Hittle, U. S. Marine Corps
August 1952
Almost a century ago Theodore Roosevelt wrote, "I believe our future history will be more determined by our position on the Pacific facing China than our position on the Atlantic ...

Korea—Back to the Facts of Life

By Lieutenant Colonel J. D. Hittle, U.S. Marine Corps
December 1950
The North Korean attack across the 38th parallel on 25 June 1950 brought our national military thinking back to the facts of life.

Sea Power and a National General Staff

By Lieutenant Colonel J. D. Hittle, U. S. Marine Corps
October 1949
A national general staff and strong sea power cannot, at the same time, exist in the same country. Present efforts to create a supreme general staff in the United States ...