November 1936

Platoon Leaders' Class

Volume 20, Issue 4

The Marine Corps, prior to the Spring of 1935, was confronted with a most serious situation. Should a national emergency have been declared, the Corps would have been without second and first lieutenants. These grades in the regular service would have been vacated due to the necessary expansion of the Marine Corps. Headquarters Marine Corps pondered this situation. Altogether too few officers were available.

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