September 1926

Enlisted Personnel

Volume 11, Issue 3

Major Edwin North McClellan, USMC

CONSIDERING the functioning of the Detail Office at Headquarters in so far as it pertains to enlisted personnel, it must be borne in mind that, with the exception of the noncommissioned officers of the first three pay grades, the individualities of the men are submerged. It is necessary to consider the forest as a whole and not the trees of the forest. Sergeants, corporals, and privates are handled by number and not by name, except where specific cases arise which bring the individual to attention.

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