June 1922

Marine Cadets

Volume 7, Issue 2

THE Marine Corps has always found it inadvisable to have an Academy of its own, for training officers. This was due, before the war, primarily to the small size of the Corps and the great overhead involved in establishing such a school. Since 1916, owing to special conditions, much excellent material has been available from the ranks and civilian life, so that although the Corps has more than doubled in permanent strength, special provisions for obtaining officers have been unnecessary.

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Maj Edwin N. McClellan