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Who's Who and What's What in the Army

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16 — Inspector General's Department 17 — Judge Advocate General's Dept. \8 — Detached Officers 19 — Additional Officers 20— West Point Cadets

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21 — Philippine Scouts 22 — Indian Scouts 23 — Recruiting Service 24 — Recruiting Depot 2"5 — All Army Troops

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27 — Disciplinary Barracks

28 — Disciplinary N. C. O. Instructors

29 — Sergeants (Corporals, two stripes)

30 — Reserve Officers Training Corps

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6, Lieutenant Colonel (in silver); 7, Major (in gold); 8, Captain; 9, First Lieutenant; 10, Second Lieutenant; 11, The Chaplain

��The work of the signal corps is ex- ceedingly important. The men of the wireless service follow the infantry in their advances and keep up the com- munication with the army headquarters

��Modern armies are complex organisms, not so much because of the large organii zation of field forces, as on account of their many needs. Hence the necessity for a reliable transportation system

��No matter of what service or what rank, every Ameri- can soldier has an equal chance of winning the Medal of Honor. It is awarded by Con- gress for distin- guished personal bravery or self-sac- rifice that involved the risk of life. It is even more diffi- cult to obtain than is the Victoria Cross

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