Richard W. (Ed). Stewart's AMERICAN MILITARY HISTORY. VOLUME II. THE UNITED STATES ARMY PDF

By Richard W. (Ed). Stewart

ISBN-10: 0160723620

ISBN-13: 9780160723629

This newest version of an professional U.S. executive army heritage vintage offers an authoritative historic survey of the association and accomplishments of the U.S. military. This scholarly but readable publication is designed to inculcate an know-how of our nation's army earlier and to illustrate that the learn of army heritage is an important aspect in management improvement. it's also a necessary addition to any own army historical past library.This textual content is utilized in army ROTC education classes as a simple army background textbook.  quantity 1 of two quantity set.

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In the process the General Staff had become an active, not merely a supervisory, operating agency. By the end of the summer of 1918, Generals March and Goethals and their talented military and civilian subordinates had engineered a managerial revolution in the War Department. Inefficiency, pigeonholes, and snarled actions were replaced by centralized control and decentralized operations. Yet even before General March formed an efficient and effective staff, the War Department had taken steps in the right direction.

On the military side, Baker called back from retirement Maj. Gen. George W. Goethals, who had coordinated the construction of the Panama Canal. First appointed Acting Quartermaster General in December, Goethals quickly assumed the mantle of the Army’s Chief Supply Officer. Eliminating red tape and consolidating supply functions, especially the purchasing agencies, he also brought in talented administrators from both the military and the civilian sector to run the supply system. In the meantime, the Secretary of War was beginning to reorganize the General Staff.

By the time the inspection team visited the area, the French had made considerable progress in preparing training areas for the AEF. In so doing, they simply took a realistic and practical view of the situation. With the massive armies of Germany, France, and Great Britain stalemated in the trenches of northern Europe since 1914, there was little chance of the Americans’ exercising much strategic judgment in choosing their zone of operations. On the Allied northern flank, the British Expeditionary Forces guarded the English Channel ports that provided their logistical link with Great Britain and provided an escape route from Europe in case the Western Front collapsed.

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