Staff Beginnings in the U. S. Marine Corps
WHEN staff officers were first appointed in the United States Marine Corps, soon after its reorganization, they were from the line, as provided by the Act of July 11, 1798, which stated:
"* * * And if the Marine Corps, or any part of it, shall be ordered by the President to do duty on shore, and it shall become necessary to appoint an adjutant, paymaster, quartermaster * * * the major or commandant of the corps is hereby authorized to appoint such staff officer or officers, from the line of subalterns."
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