December 1918

A Proposed General Staff for the United States Marine Corps

Volume 3, Issue 4

OWING to the rapid expansion of the Marine Corps from a strength of 17,400 men and 696 officers to 75,500 men and 3,020 officers (exclusive of reserves), within a little over a year, it is believed that the present organization for the administration of the Corps will have to be supplemented in order to maintain it at its present state of efficiency. In order to accomplish this, a small, compact, general staff is considered necessary.

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