Selecting and Training Army Officers for World War I and PostWar Years 1900-1935

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With Co-Author Nathan C. Jones.
The focus of this book is on the evolution of the U.S. Army officer accessions in the First World War and its aftermath. The authors discuss how the Army selected, educated, and trained its officers as it transitioned from an expeditionary force to an organization centered on directing a nation-at-arms.


It is the intent of the authors to illustrate World War I's enduring legacy on the history of warfare in the 20th Century.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Officers for an Expeditionary Army, 1900-1920
Chapter 2: U.S. Army Officer Accessions in World War I, 1917-1918
Chapter 3: 'Testing His Mettle': George S. Patton, Jr., & The Development of the U.S. Tank Corps in the Great War, 1917-1918
Chapter 4: Regular Army Officer Accessions in the Aftermath of War, 1919-1935
Chapter 5: ROTC and the Golden Era of Officer Education, 1919-1940
Chapter 6: The Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps
Chapter 7: Conclusion

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