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18. ADMINISTRATION. The School of Musketry will be governed by the rules of discipline prescribed in Army Regulations and by its own special regulations. Matters pertaining to the courses of instruction will be subject exclusively to control of the War Department.
The commandant will furnish copies of all orders issued by him pursuant to the authority contained in these regulations changing the status of officers and noncommissioned officers on duty at the school, to The Adjutant General of the Army and to all headquarters, to commanding officers and others interested in or affected by such orders.
[2220899, A. G. 0.] II-_The following regulations and instructions governing the selection of student officers and noncommissioned officers at the School of Musketry are announced:
1. The school year is divided into two periods of about four months each. INSTRUCTION COURSES BEGINNING FEBRUARY 20 AND AUGUST 20.
Course A. For 15 field officers of Infantry and Cavalry.
Course B. For 30 captains and first lieutenants of Infantry and Cavalry.
Course C. For 15 lieutenants of Infantry and Cavalry for instruction with machine guns.
Course D. For 110 noncommissioned officers of Infantry and Cavalry other than those belonging to machine-gun organizations.
Course E. For 32 noncommissioned officers of Infantry and Cavalry machine-gun organizations. OBSERVATION COURSE BEGINNING JUNE 1 AND DECEMBER 1.
Course F. For general, field and staff officers and such other officers as may be designated by the Secretary of War to take this course, for which no officer of Infantry or Caralry is considered eligible.
2. Selections of students for these courses will be made by the Secretary of War on the recommendation of regimental or other commanders made in conformity with these regulations.
3. The commanding officer of each regiment of Infantry and Cavalry serving within the continental limits of the United States will submit the names of officers and noncommissioned officers of their respective regiments whom they recommend as students at the School of Musketry. These recommendations will be made twice each year, on December 1 and June 1, and will state specifically for which course the officer or noncommissioned officer is recommended as follows:
For Course A, one field officer.
For Course B, two company officers (captains or first lieutenants), one as principal, the other as alternate.
For Course C, one lieutenant for machine-gun instruction.
For Course D, four noncommissioned officers other than those belonging to machine gun organizations.
For Course E, one noncommissioned officer of machine-gun organizations.
4. In making recommendations of officers for detail as students at the School of Musketry, the regimental commander will be governed by the following limiting condi
a. No officer will be considered available for the detail who will not be eligible for detached service during the entire period covered by the course for which recommended.
0. No officer will be considered available for the detail who has been or may be ordered to foreign or other service which would operate to relieve him from the school before the close of the course for which recommended.
c. Officers recommended should be suitable for duty as instructors of musketry in the regiment and be available for such duty upon their graduation from the school.
d. Where, in any regiment, the directed recommendations can not all be made because there is no officer qualified for the detail, that fact will be stated in explanation of the failure to make the required recommendations.
5. In making the recommendations for the detail of noncommissioned officers as students at the School of Musketry, regimental commanders will be governed by the following limiting considerations:
9. Yo noncommissioned officer will be considered available for the detail unless he shall at the time of entrance at the school have two years to serve in his current enlistment,
or having less than two years to serve, has signified in writing his intention to reenlist. In no case will a man be detailed whose term of enlistment expires while at the school.
b. Noncommissioned officers recommended for the detail should be selected not so much for their excellence in marksmanship as for their estimated aptitude as instructors of musketry in the regiment after graduation. They should be of good character, be in good physical condition, and be well grounded in reading, writing, and arithmetic. Preference should be given to those who have expressed a desire for the detail.
6. As the observation course will be included in the regular courses for which they are eligible, no officer of Infantry or of Cavalry will be considered eligible for that course alone. Officers who are eligible may make application on the dates fixed for the recommendations of regimental commanders for authority to attend the observation course. Such applications should be made through the usual channels to The Adjutant General of the Army, stating that the applicant desires to attend the observation course.
7. Owing to the limited capacity of the school, no more student officers than the numbers mentioned in paragraph II, section 1, can be accommodated at the School of Musketry until additional quarters are provided. When the number of available officers recommended for detail as students under Paragraph II, section 3, falls below the capacity of the school, officers of the Organized Militia, the Marine Corps, and the Navy may be admitted to fill up the classes. Officers of the Field Artillery regiment stationed at Fort Sill may, however, in a limited number attend the classes of the School of Musketry upon making application for this privilege to The Adjutant General of the Army through their commanding officers and the commandant of the School of Musketry. While so attending, these officers will enjoy all the privileges of regular students except that of quarters.
[2220899, A. G. 0.] BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:
H. L. SCOTT,
Major General, Chief of Staff. OFFICIAL: H, P. MOCAIN,
The Adjutant General.
WASHINGTON, May 19, 1915. Paragraphs 34, 35, and 101, General Orders, No. 128, War Department, September 19, 1911, publishing regulations governing The Army Service Schools, Fort Leavenworth, Kans., are amended to read as follows:
34. Selections of student officers will be made as follows:
(a) They will be detailed annually, by the War Department, from the highest graduates of the latest class of The Army School of the Line who receive the recommendation of the academic board, approved by the commandant, and who desire to take the course: Provided, That an officer once detailed to The Army Staff College, and through sickness or War Department orders is prevented from completing the course, may be redetailed as a member of a succeeding class, upon the recommendation of the academic board, approved by the commandant.
(0) With the exceptions noted under (c) of this paragraph, no officer of the Army will be detailed for instruction in The Army Staff College who has not been graduated at The Army School of the Line with a standing as high as No. 18, exclusive of militia officers, and no militia officer will be eligible for admission to the college unless he has been graduated at The Army School of the Line with a percentage as high as that of the regular officer lowest in class standing who has qualified in accordance with the foregoing. No officer will be detailed for instruction in The Army Staff College without the recommendation of the academic board, approved by the commandant.
(c) In addition to the students who become eligible under (a) and (b) of this paragraph, there may be detailed annually by the War Department, upon the recommendation of the academic board, approved by the commandant, not to exceed two graduates of The Army Field Engineer School, wbo may so desire, to receive instruction in The Army Staff College. To become eligible for such detail graduates of The Army Field Engineer School must attain a percentage in the course in military art as high as the student officer gradtating No. 18 in that course of The Army School of the Line.
(d) The student body of The Army Staff College shall be arranged into two (2) sections, as follows:
1. Based upon special qualifications or lack of qualifications for the elective subjects of either course, to be determined by the academic board, the preference of individuals being considered as far as practicable.
2. By transfer, by the academic board, in the early part of the course.
35. Courses of study will be embraced in five departments as follows:
Department of Military Art. Compulsory course Department of Military Engineering.
Department of Military Law.
Department of Languages. Elective course
Department of Staff Supply.
I.--Military art. The course will comprise the following subjects or fields of inquiry : (a) Staff duties:
To include duties of the General Staff, supply, and
administration. Instruction by lectures and conferences and prac
Instruction by lectures and conferences.
staff rides, and maneuvers on the map and
ground. Practice in criticising and umpiring practical ex
ercises in The Army School of the Line and The
Army Field Engineer School.
afforded by the Signal Corps for gaining in-