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Pages: 140

Language: English

Publisher: Forgotten Books (16 Jun. 2016)

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Excerpt from The Training School Quarterly, Vol. 4: April, May, June, 1971

When diplomatic relations with Germany were broken off and the whole countrv realized that armed confl:ict was practically inevitable, the first question that arose in every mind was, Is the Navy ready? And it was a relief to find that the Navy had been brought up to a high standard of efficiency, that it was stronger, better officered and manned, better prepared than the average man had believed or dared hope for. In spite of all the carping critics, it is incomparably supe rior in both ships and personnel to what it was a few years ago. And this is due in no small degree to the work of Josephus Daniels. No member of the administration has been more bitterly assailed - or more unjustly. And the very policies that have been most severely denounced are those that have worked out most successfully.

Daniels bani-shed liquor from the Navy. Europe followed suit the moment the war broke out. Clear heads and steady nerves are required at the guns in the turrets, as well as in the officers in command. And it is a comfort to know that in this crisis none of our battleships will be endangered from whiskey-muddled brains. Daniels opened the Door of Opportunity to enlisted men, so that the youngest recruit who enlists today has the chance through ability and effort to rise to the highest rank. That has aroused the ambition of the jackies, and in spired them to their utmost efforts. He turned the Navy into a vast school, and today our jackies are probably the, most intelligent, best educated, best informed body of fighting men in the world. Officers who resented the removal of the dead-line and declared that the abolition would make thorough discipline impossible - it has not, in fact - may still cherish resentment against the Secretary, but the eu listed mcn swear by him. The improvement in the personnel has been remarkable. It has been shown in every element of efficiency. When the eall eame ships and men were ready for instant service, and we may be sure they will give a good account of themselves on the firing line.

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