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COMMENTS FROM ARMY OFFICERS Lieutenant-General ARTHUR MacARTHUR: “ 'Officers' Manual' contains a great deal of useful information regarding routine duties and customs of the service. The work bears the stamp of thought and painstaking preparation. It is a pleasure to have the opportunity of expressing appreciation of the commendable result achieved."
General J. FRANKLIN BELL, Chief of Staff, U. S. Army: “A very valuable compilation, conveniently arranged, and in condensed form, of knowledge which is very useful to young and inexperienced officers. The manual will be invaluable to any young officer who really wants to start his career by doing his duty thoroughly and intelligently.”
General F. O. AINSWORTH, Adjutant General, U. S. Army: “A book that will be invaluable to the young officers of the Army and useful to a good many of the older ones.”
Colonel H. L. SCOTT, Superintendent U. S. Military Academy, West Point, New York: “An exceedingly valuable book for the inexperienced as well as a very valuable book of reference for all officers."
General THEODORE W. WINT, Commanding Army of Cuban Pacification: “A very valuable book which should be in the possession of all officers of recent appointment, and which should also be of valuable assistance to many officers of longer service."
General LEONARD WOOD: “A most useful book to young officers and a handbook of reference to many others.”
Lieutenant-Colonel ROBERT L. HOWZE, Commandant of Cadets, U. S. M. A. West Point, N. Y.: 'Moss's Officers' Manual' fills a long-felt want and every officer of the Regular Army and the National Guard, from the Lieutenant-General down to the junior second lieutenant, should have a copy."
General CHARLES B. HALL, Commandant U. S. Infantry and Cavalry School. Signal School and Army Staff College: , “It is a source of much satisfaction that we have at last a book that tells all of us-old and young, the general officer as well as the lieutenant and the noncommissioned officer-just what we want to know and exactly how to do the things we wish to do. None of us are too old to learn and all of us can read Officers' Manual' with profit.”
General WILLIAM CROZIER, Chief of Ordnance, U. S. Army: “A very useful book for young officers.” General J. M. LEE: "A book that will prove of great advantage to all officers of our army, whether Regulars of Volunteers. I certainly commend the Manual for its completeness in every detail-it is American and for Americans. 'Officers' Manual' should be adopted by the War Department.'
General WILLIAM S. McCASKEY: "I think so much of this Manual that hope every officer, regardless of rank, will secure a copy. Everyone can find within its covers something that will instruct and appeal to them. It is a fitting crown piece to the excellent manuals we already have.”
General THOMAS H. BARRY, Assistant Chief of Staff, U. $. Army: “The book should prove useful to young officers just entering the service and the older subalterns who are looking for a convenient summary of the subjects treated."
General E. A. GARLINGTON, Inspector General, U. S. Army: "A veritable vade mecum for youngsters and a useful aide-memorie for any officer of whatever grade. No staff officer or company commander should be without a copy.'
General F. D. GRANT: “It is full of information which will be most valuable, especially for young officers, but all officers would do well to have the Manual for use as a book of reference and a guide in all official work."
General C. F. HUMPHREY, Quartermastey General, U. $. Army: “A most excellent book for young officers, company commanders, and others.”
General C. F. HUMPHREY, Quartermaster General, U. S. Army: “It is excellent, and I believe will be of inestimable value to all officers in the service."
General WILLIAM H. CARTER: "The book contains, in convenient form, a mass of detailed information and advice which should serve to relieve a young officer of the embarrassment which so frequently arises from doubt as to what is expected of him in particular situations."
General FREDERICK FUNSTON: “A most useful book, not only for officers just entering the service, but also for many of the rest of us. In my opinion, it will be found most helpful to officers both of the Regular Army and the Militia."
General A. W. GREELY: “An exceedingly valuable contribution to military literature. The need of such a book has long been evident, and it should be found in the library of every officer of the Army and the National Guard.”
General W. P. HALL: “A most excellent publication-a book valuable to every officer in the Army and the National Guard."
COMMENTS FROM NATIONAL GUARD OFFICERS
General THOMAS J. STEWART, Adjutant General, Pennsylvania : valuable book for National Guard Officers. It contains in very condensed, convenient form, much valuable and important information, presented in such a way as to make the study of it pleasant."
General J. CLIFFORD R. FOSTER, Adjutant General, Florida: "'Officers' Manual' is in a class by itself, as it gives so much information that the citizen soldier seeking military knowledge is always puzzled to find."
General J. LAUCK, Adjutant General, California: “The best book of its kind ever published and should be in the hands of every officer of the National Guard. It gives in concise form the very information we want.
General GEORGE H. HARRIS, Commanding General, District of Columbia : "A most excellent book, whose study I have recommended to every officer of the National Guard of the District of Columbia. The officer who does not possess a copy of 'Officers' Manual lacks a very material part of his equipment.”
General THOMAS W. SCOTT, Adjutant General, Illinois: “It fills a long-felt want among officers of the National Guard."
General CHARLES J. ANDERSON, Adjutant General, Virginia: “A book of so much merit that I have recommended its use to the officers of this State.”
General A. B. CRITCHFIELD, Adjutant General, Ohio: “A Splendid publication which I cheerfully recommend to anyone interested in military matters.'
General S. W. HARRIS, Adjutant General, Georgia: An invaluable work above criticism and indispensable to a complete military library. I have recommended its use for the guard officers of Georgia.”
General ORTIS HAMILTON, Adjutant General, Washington: “I consider this Manual one of the most valuable publications that can be placed in the hands of an officer of the Organized Militia, and I have ordered a number for the officers of the State."
General JAMES A. De ARMOND, Adjutant General, Missouri: “However great the value of 'Officers' Manual' may be to the subaltern of the Regular Army, it is, I believe, of much greater value to the National Guard officer, giving as it does, in concise form, the very information desired and needed by him. The Military Board of the State has recommended a copy be issued to every staff officer and organization commander of the Guard.”
COMMENTS FROM ARMY OFFICERS ON DUTY WITH THE
General CHARLES KING, Wisconsin National Guard: “It should be on the desk of every company in the Organized Militia. It deals with a thousand things our officers would like to know and in sure and simple form tells them.
In many states the aim of the officers is to ‘Do it as it is done in the Regular Army,' and have never yet seen a book that in so many points and ways could help them as 'does 'Officers' Manual.'”
Colonel B. W. LEVELL, Adjutant General, Arizona: “This book should be in the hands of every officer of the National Guard.”
Colonel JAMES JACKSON, National Guard, Oregon: "A valuable book of instruction for officers of the National Guard. It 'should be in the library of every officer of the Organized Militia."
Major C. W. ABBOTT, National Guard, Rhode Island: “A splendid, excellent book. It should be in the hands of all of our National Guard officers."
Colonel C. A. DEMPSEY, National Guard, Virginia: “A most excellent volume that should be in the library of all military men. I shall recommend that all Militia officers of this State procure a copy of this valuable book."
Major J. A. OLMSTEAD, National Guard, Iowa: "Full and complete in every detail-a whole library of military information the condensed experience of some of our best Regular officers."
Capt. CHARLES B. ROGAN, National Guard, Tennessee: "A veritable dictionary of things and matters pertaining to the service. It fills a great want. I have recommended that the book be issued to the officers of this State.”
General CHARLES L. COOPER, National Guard, Colorado: “It is excellent and is just what is needed for officers of the National Guard. I have recommended its issue to our officers."
Lieutenant-Colonel WILLIAM GERLACH, National Guard, Minnesota: “Full of ripe and valuable experience. To officers of the Organized Militia it offers a ready means to obtain information of inestimable value to them at home and in active service. If distributed broadcast among the State troops it would answer a thousand and one questions asked by them.
Lieutenant-Colonel H. G. CAVENAUGH, National Guard, Delaware: "Officers' Manual contains more real information for young officers than any book I have ever
It certainly fills a long-felt want. I have recommended its use for the officers of the National Guard of this State.”
COMMENTS FROM SERVICE PUBLICATIONS THE ARMY AND NAVY JOURNAL: “We know of no other single volume which contains so large a fund of admirably classified information of daily practical value to the young officer as is assembled within the covers of this interesting book. The things which the subaltern should do are set down in plain and simple terms and by studying them the most inexperienced newcomer in the service will find his path made clear and easy. There is hardly a question or a situation that might occur to a young officer for which there is not a direct, lucid solution in this modest little book. Moreover, there is a wealth of information in the work that will command the interest of the civilian reader who wants to know about Army organization, administration, usage, and the customs of the service. While the Manual is a valuable, handy book that should be in the hands of every subaltern of the Regular Army, it will be especially interesting and instructive to officers of the National Guard, of the Philippine Scouts, the Philippine Constabulary, and the Cadet officers at the military schools."
THE ARMY AND NAVY REGISTER: "There is an originality in 'Officers' Manual' worthy of special mention. A thousand and one practical suggestions and worth-knowing ideas are carefully boiled down, classified, arranged, and indexed, for instant reference, in one neat, handy, clever volume. It is a volume of meat and essence, packed with good things.---a real nutshell volume a kind of pigeon-hole adviser-a sort of hard-nut cracker-answering at once questions that daily confront our subalterns. The book is indispensable to officers just appointed and to subalterns who may be acting as adjutants, quartermasters, commissaries, company com. manders, exchange officers, recruiting officers, prison officers, aides-de-camp, etc.”
Arms and Equipment-Reports-Pay-Transportation and Mileage—Allow-
A Few General Common Sense Principles, Which If Followed, Will Spell Suc-
The General Staff Corps-Composition of the Regular Army--Composition and
Composition and Organization-When It May Be Called Forth—Annual Allot-
Dual Amenability of Officers and Soldiers-Use of The Army In Aid of The
General Duties-- Relations With The Commanding Officer-Dress and Bearing-
General Duties—Care of Property-Reports, Returns, Estimates, and Requisi-
Usual Duties—Reports and Returns To Be Made-Army Regulation Paragraphs
Same as Post Recruiting Officer, Chapter IX.
Usual Duties of The Company Officers and Noncommissioned Officers-Proper
An Exhaustive Treatment of The Subject With Simple Suggestions For Sav.