November 1941

Quantico-The Marine Corps School of Warfare

Volume 25, Issue 4

Schuyler Davenport Ferris

THE first and obvious reaction to the title which graces this one-sided discussion is: Why a Marine Corps High School of War? Why not a college?

The answer is self-evident: War itself is its own college, all else is preparatory.

And it is as a preparatory school that we must consider the recently organized Quantico Training Center.

Manifestly it has been brought into existence to attain the objective envisioned as far back as 1934 by General Charles de Gaulle in his "Toward a Professional Army." In this prophetic, and until recently widely ignored study, he enunciated:

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