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Admission to United States Military Academy: See Part 75.

Enlistment of flying cadets: See Part 74.

Officers' Reserve Corps: See Part 61.

Reserve Officers' Training Corps: See Part 62.

EDITORIAL NOTE: For list of abbreviations used in this chapter, see note to § 1.1.

Sec.

PART 41-CITIZENS MILITARY TRAINING CAMPS

41.1 Number, type, location, and dates
of camps; attendance areas.
Classification of courses.

41.2
41.3 Objects of the Basic and Red
Courses.

41.4 Qualifications for admission to the
Basic Course.

41.5 Qualifications for admission to

the Red Course.

41.6 Object of the White Course.
41.7 Qualifications for admission to the
White Course.

41.8 Information for candidates rela-
tive to Officers' Reserve Corps.

41.9 Object of the Blue Course.

Sec.

41.14 Physical requirements of candi

dates.

41.15 Advance preparation of candi-
dates.

41.16 Medical and hospital treatment.
41.17 Solicitation of funds.
41.18 Discipline.

41.19 Relief or withdrawal from camp.
41.20 Physical training.

41.21 Care of arms, clothing, and equip-
ment.

41.22 Disposition of clothing and equip-
ment at end of camp.
41.23 Responsibility for
property.

41.24 Personal baggage.

Government

41.10 Qualifications for admission to the 41.25 Sales of quartermaster and ord

Blue Course.

41.11 Reserve commissions for grad

uates of the Blue Course.

41.12 Certificates and records. 41.13 Applications.

nance property to candidates.

41.26 Transportation.

41.27 Subsistence.

41.28 Pay.

41.29 Laundry.

Section 41.1 Number, type, location, and dates of camps; attendance areas. The number, type, location and dates of camps will be determined annually, under instructions from the War Department, by the corps area commander in accordance with existing conditions, preference being given, with due regard for economy in transportation, to camps and stations at which suitable facilities exist and at which Regular Army troops are habitually stationed. Camps will ordinarily be conducted in the summer.

In general, candidates will attend a camp located in the corps area in which they are stationed or in which they reside. In cases in which a saving in mileage can be effected, or in which the candidate is willing to bear personally the extra expense of attending camps outside of the corps area in which he resides, candidates may be per

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mitted, by mutual agreement between the corps area commanders concerned, to attend a camp in a corps area other than that in which their permanent residence or station is located. All candidates will ordinarily attend the nearest camp, except as provided in this section. In assigning candidates to arms, consideration will be given to economy in transportation, to the needs of the Organized Reserves in a particular area, and to the desires of the candidates. The corps area commander is responsible for proper assignment, and the desires of the candidate will not be the final consideration in making assignments.* [Par. 6]

*§§ 41.1 to 41.29, inclusive, issued under the authority contained in sec. 47d as added by sec. 34, 41 Stat. 779, 45 Stat. 251; 10 U.S.C. 442.

†The source of §§ 41.1 to 41.29, inclusive, (except for amendments noted in the text,) is Army regulations 350-2200, Secretary of War, Apr. 6, 1931.

41.2 Classification of courses. The camps will be conducted in a series of four courses, known as the Basic Course, the Red Course, the White Course, and the Blue Course. No obligation for further military service is attached to any course.* [Par. 7]

41.3 Objects of the Basic and Red Courses. The objects of the Basic and Red Courses are

(a) To develop closer national and social unity by bringing together young men of all types, both native and foreign born; to teach the privileges, duties, and responsibilities of American citizenship; to stimulate the interest of the youth of this country in the importance of military training as a benefit to the individual taking such training and as an asset vital in the problem of national defense.

(b) To show the public by actual demonstration that camp instruction of the kind contemplated will be to the liking of their sons; will develop them physically, mentally, and morally, and will teach Americanism in its true sense, thus stimulating patriotism and self-discipline and resulting in greater national strength, both civil and military.

(c) To better qualify young men for effective service as American citizens in time of peace or during national emergency.*+ [Par. 8]

41.4 Qualifications for admission to the Basic Course. Physically fit male citizens who have passed their seventeenth birthday but have not reached their twenty-fourth. Candidates must have average general intelligence and must be of good moral character. No educational qualifications are prescribed or required. Each candidate for admission must file a certificate from a qualified physician stating that his health and strength are adequate for the course of training, such certificates to be on official blanks to be furnished to the candidates and at least one certificate from any reputable citizen, to the effect that the candidate is of good moral character and average general intelligence. Corps area commanders may require such additional evidence of character as they may deem desirable.*+ [Par. 9]

41.5 Qualifications for admission to the Red Course. The qualifications are the same as for admission to the Basic Course, with the added requirement that the candidate must possess a certificate showing satisfactory completion of the Basic Course, or must have had military training equivalent thereto. Candidates otherwise qualified

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**For statutory and source citations, see note to § 41.1.

will be accepted for the Red Course if they have passed their seventeenth birthday but have not reached their twenty-fifth.*+ [Par. 10] 41.6 Object of the White Course. The object of the White Course (as regards civilians) is to qualify selected citizens who have attended a Red Course and were recommended to attend a White Course, or who have had military training equivalent to the Red Course, as noncommissioned officers, or as specialists capable of performing the required technical duties.** [Par. 11]

41.7 Qualifications for admission to the White Course. To be eligible candidates must be male citizens physically fit for enlistment who have passed their eighteenth birthday but have not reached their twenty-eighth; possess a grammar-school education or its equivalent; and be recommended graduates of the Red Course, or have had military training determined as equivalent thereto.

Civilian candidates who have not attended a previous camp will be required to file a certificate of physical fitness for enlistment from a qualified physician; and at least one certificate of moral character and average general intelligence, as required of candidates for the Basic Course.*t [Par. 12]

41.8 Information for candidates relative to Officers' Reserve Corps. The corps area commander will require that explanation be made annually to all candidates concerning the components of the Army of the United States and the National Guard and the opportunity each presents for important personal service in national defense. He will further require that they be informed relative to the requirements for a commission in the Officers' Reserve Corps, and that they be encouraged to enroll in appropriate extension courses, successful completion of which will authorize exemptions in the examination for appointment.

Near the close of the camps an explanation of the functions of the arms, in which training is available in the particular camp, will be given to all Basic Course candidates in order that they may intelligently select an arm for their training in the Red, White, and Blue Courses. The explanation will be as practical as possible and will include a discussion of the material employed, the drill and field duties, the ideals and esprit de corps of each arm.*+ [Par. 13]

41.9 Object of the Blue Course. The object of the Blue Course is to prepare the candidate for appointment as second lieutenant in the Officers' Reserve Corps.*t [Par. 14]

41.10 Qualifications for admission to the Blue Course. Selected civilian male citizens who are physically fitted for commissions in the Officers' Reserve Corps, who have passed their nineteenth birthday but have not reached their twenty-ninth, may be accepted for this course. Reserve Officers' Training Corps students referred to in § 62.21 (c) (4) are exempt from the minimum age requirement and may be enrolled for the Blue Course after reaching the age of 17 years 9 months, provided they are qualified in all other respects.

A candidate for admission to the Blue Course must have a highschool education or its equivalent and, for technical arms, the necessary technical education; the personality, appearance, tact, bearing,

*For statutory and source citations, see note to § 41.1.

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and general adaptability which will fit him, after further training, to be an officer of the Officers' Reserve Corps; had service of such a character and of such length as will fit him to be an officer in the arm desired and to hold a position as leader or technical expert, or have completed the training prescribed for the White Course, or military training equivalent thereto; and been recommended by his commanding officer for the Blue Course and as complying with the foregoing qualifications.

Graduation from the Blue Course does not of itself confer legal eligibility for appointment in the Officers' Reserve Corps. In order to be so appointed, a candidate must comply with the requirements of Army Regulations. (See §§ 61.1-61.7.)

The end of the White Course is the point where all candidates not considered officer material should cease to be considered for further advancement until deficiencies are overcome.* [Par. 15, AR 3502200, Apr. 6, 1931, as amended by C 2, May 1, 1935]

41.11 Reserve commissions for graduates of the Blue Course. Appointments in the Officers' Reserve Corps will be governed by the provisions of Army Regulations. (See §§ 61.1-61.7.) * [Par. 16 (a)]

41.12 Certificates and records. Upon completion of any course the candidate will be given a Military Training Certificate by the commanding officer of the camp, stating the time of attendance, the location of the camp, the record of the candidate, and the recommendations of the camp commander.*t [Par. 17 (a)]

41.13 Applications. Applications for enrollment will be submitted on forms provided for that purpose.

Candidates should continue training in the same arm in which previously trained. Candidates recommended for White and Blue Courses who are assigned to an arm other than the one in which they have previously trained should be required to retake the Red or White Course, respectively, in their new arm.*† [Par. 18]

41.14 Physical requirements of candidates. (a) Each candidate for a course in a Citizens' Military Training Camp will be required to undergo a preliminary physical examination by a physician, the results of which must be recorded on the application blank before it is submitted.

(b) The preliminary physical examination may be had, free of charge, by applying in person to the nearest station where a medical officer of the Regular Army is on duty.

(c) The corps area commander will furnish information regarding other places at which such preliminary physical examinations may be obtained without charge.

(d) In the event that a civilian candidate does not desire to avail himself of this privilege, he may, at his own expense, be examined by any physician, but preferably by one who has had military experience.

(e) The corps area commander may waive the preliminary physical examination required for candidates for the Red, White, and Blue Courses who were found physically qualified for those courses at a final examination during attendance at a previous Citizens' Military Training Camp. In case of such a waiver, the corps

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*For statutory and source citations, see note to § 41.1.

area commander should require a certificate from the candidate that he is physically fit to undergo the training of the course applied for and has not suffered any recent illness or injury. In case of doubt as to physical fitness, the corps area commander should require a preliminary physical examination.

(f) After arrival at camp all candidates will be given a thorough physical examination.

(g) Except as authorized in (h), all candidates will be required to be vaccinated against the typhoid-paratyphoid fevers and smallpox before being enrolled at camp. Details regarding this vaccination are given on the application blank.

(h) The corps area commander is authorized to waive the requirement in (g) in exceptional cases, but in all cases in which the vaccination is not completed prior to arrival at camp it will be completed as soon as practical after arrival.

(i) Except in the cases of certain White and Blue candidates as herein specified, only those candidates who have suffered a disease or an injury during the period of training will be given a physical examination at the close of the camp. Whenever practicable this examination will be conducted by a medical officer within 48 hours prior to the candidate's departure, with a view of determining whether any disability exists as a result of his disease or injury. Except in the case of Blue candidates the results of this physical examination will be recorded on WD, A.G.O. Form No. 122-1 in the space provided thereon for recording the result of final physical examination. For the information of the corps area commander, White candidates who fulfill other qualifications for the Blue course should be examined prior to departure from camp to determine whether they comply with the physical standards prescribed for commission in the Officers' Reserve Corps. The final physical examination of Blue candidates recommended for appointment in the Officers' Reserve Corps will be recorded on WD, A.G.O. Form No. 63.* [Par. 19, AR 350-2200, Apr. 6, 1931, as amended by C 2, May 1, 1935]

CROSS REFERENCE: For additional regulations pertaining to physical examination of applicants for appointment to Officers' Reserve Corps, see § 61.5.

41.15 Advance preparation of candidates. Candidates for the White Course or the Blue Course should be informed that because of the short duration of the camps it is impossible to give theoretical or textbook instruction in all subjects required for qualification as a specialist, a noncommissioned officer, or a commissioned officer. Mere attendance at the White Course is not sufficient to obtain a recommendation to the effect that a candidate is qualified for service as a noncommissioned officer or specialist or that he is qualified for the Blue Course; similarly, attendance of one month at the Blue Course does not necessarily qualify a candidate for recommendation for appointment as a second lieutenant in the Officers' Reserve Corps or

a recommendation for an enlistment. Recommendations will depend on the merit of the candidate and the progress made by him during the course. The above information will be given at camps to prospective graduates of the Red Course and the White Course. Candidates should be advised to study in preparation for the White *For statutory citation, see note to § 41.1.

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