December 1923

The Executive Staff

Volume 8, Issue 4

THE term " Executive Staff " was first brought to the attention of most officers of the Marine Corps when the present form of Fitness Report was issued. To many the term is still meaningless. To state that the Executive Staff of a Marine Corps Force or Independent Brigade is the same as the General Staff of an Army Division, while absolutely true, does not get us very far, for the majority of officers of the Corps have but the haziest ideas as to what constitute the duties and functions of the General Staff in either our own or foreign armies.

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