Comment and Observations on the Reserve
In an article appearing in THE MARINE CORPS GAZETTE (Vol. XV, No. 3, page 43, November, 1930), I had occasion to remark that "the Marine Corps Reserve may well be described as in its formative stage." At that time, the transition from the independent Fleet Reserve companies to larger units was under way, and the development of a new phase of Reserve history had begun. It will be recalled that prior to the enunciation of the first rules of policy applicable to the Marine Corps Reserve under the Act of Congress, approved August 29, 1916.
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