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tribution; complete tests of machinery; plans for installation; alternating currents; fundamental problems; instruments and measurements; alternating system of current distribution; complete tests of apparatus; plans for installation; wireless telegraphy and telephony.
(2) Mechanical and steam engineering, advanced.Thermodynamics of the steam engine; boilers and accessories, complete test; steam engines, complete test; internal combustion engines, complete test; power plant installation; economics of power plant operation; calorific value of fuel ; analysis of chimney gas.
(3) Mine defense.—Testing mine apparatus; mining and mine projects with their relation to all other elements of the defense.
27. Examinations will be held as soon as practicable after the close of instruction in each subject under such rules as the school board may prescribe, and the practical exercises and problems must be identical for all student officers taking the examinations.
28. In case a student officer can not be examined at the regular time, owing to sickness or other cause, he will be examined as soon as practicable after return to duty. For this deferred examination the practical exercises and problems will be similar to those given at the regular examination.
29. The attainment of 75 per centum of the maximum will be considered a satisfactory examination.
30. An officer declared deficient in any subject may apply at once, in writing, for a reexamination, and such reeramination, if authorized by the school board, will be held with as little delay as practicable.
31. Oficers unable to complete the entire course will be furnished with certificates of proficiency, signed by the commandant, in those subjects successfully completed.
32. An officer who passes successfully through the entire course of instruction in either the regular course or the advanced course will be furnished with a diploma setting forth his proficiency.
33. For record at the school and at the War Department the class in the regular course will be arranged as follows:
(a) Honor graduates: Those recommended by the school board from the head of the class down in regular order and not exceeding five. They will be designated in the Army Register as "Honor Graduates, Coast Artillery School, 191."
(b) Distinguished graduates: Those who, in addition to the honor graduates, are recommended as qualified to take the advanced course. They will be designated in the Army Register "Distinguished Graduates, Coast Artillery School, 191—."
(c) Graduates: Those who, in addition to the honor graduates and distinguished graduates, have successfully completed the course. They will be designated in the Army Register as "Graduates, Coast Artillery School, 191—,"
34. For publication, the names of honor graduates, distinguished graduates, and graduates will be arranged alphabetically upon three separate lists.
35. For record at the school and at the War Department the class in the advanced course upon graduation will be designated as follows:
Graduates: Those who have successfully completed the advanced course. They will be designated in the Army Register as “Graduates, advanced course, Coast Artillery School, 191—,"
36. For publication, the names of all graduates of the advanced course will be arranged alphabetically upon one list.
37. Officers graduated from the Coast Artillery School will be exempt from professional examinations for promotion to the grade next above that held by them at graduation in all subjects covered by their diplomas for the following periods: (1) Regular course
(a) Honor graduates, five years.
(c) Graduates, three years.
38. The commandant will forward to The Adjutant General of the Army at the close of each school year a report of the standing of members of the officers' classes.
ENLISTED MEN'S DIVISION,
39. The outiine of the courses for enlisted men embraced in the department of enlisted specialists will be as follows:
(1) Electrical course.—Fundamental principles of electrical knowledge and their application; use of electrical measuring instruments and devices; generators and motors, alternating current and direct current; cable testing and general line work; construction, operation, and upkeep of firecontrol system, and the making of all ordinary repairs to electrical equipment in seacoast fortifications; installation and maintenance of submarine fire-control cables; telephones and storage batteries; searchlights; interior and exterior wiring, cable splicing, repair work; radio telegraphy and telephony; machine-shop practice and principles of power-plant operation.
(2) Artillery course.—Mathematics to include algebra, plane geometry, plane trigonometry and logarithms; seacoast engineering; surveying and topography; photography and photoprinting; artillery matériel, position finding, and range tables; construction of war game matériel and instruction in the mechanical operation of the devices used; mechanical drawing, chart-making, and tinting; machineshop practice, including use of hand and machine tools.
(3) Clerical course.-Stenography and typewriting; correspondence to include preparation of official papers, briefing, indexing, and filing; general office training and practical work.
(4) Radio course.—Mathematics to include plane trigonometry; fundamental principles of electrical instruments and devices; generators and motors, alternating current and direct current; storage batteries and gas engines; radio telegraphy and telephony, both theoretical and practical, including installation and maintenance of radio apparatus.
40. Students in the department of enlisted specialists will consist of the following: Such candidates for appointment to the grades of master gunner, electrician sergeant, second class, sergeant major, junior grade, and such candidates for radio operator as may be designated by the War Department; such master electricians, engineers, electrician sergeants, master gunners, sergeants major, and firemen as may be designated by the Secretary of War; and, in addi
tion, on the recommendation of the Chief of Coast Artillery, such enlisted men holding a certificate of proficiency in any course and awaiting appointment to the grade for which they have qualified, as may be designated by the Secretary of War to take any of the prescribed courses of study therein.
41. Any master electrician, engineer, electrician sergeant, master gunner, sergeant major, or fireman who has been designated to take a prescribed course of study at the school and fails to complete such course to the satisfaction of the school board will be discharged from the service for the convenience of the Government, and will not be eligible for appointment to or reenlistment in the grade held by him at the time of his discharge.
42. In order to be eligible for a course of instruction, an enlisted candidate shall have had at the commencement of the course elected, at least one and one-half years' continuous service in the Coast Artillery Corps or the Coast Artillery School Detachment.
43. A candidate for the electrical course must be practically familiar with one or more classes of machinery, apparatus, or equipment pertaining to the power and electrical installation of a coast defense command; a candidate for the artillery course must be familiar with the use of the position finding apparatus of a coast defense command; a candidate for the clerical course must have had sufficient clerical work to have demonstrated his ability for this class of duty; a candidate for the radio course must be a reliable man of excellent character. Each candidate will satisfy his commanding officer of his ability to pursue successfully the course of study prescribed.
44. A candidate for either the electrical, artillery, or clerical course, if he is stationed in the United States, will make application to his coast defense commander on before July 1, for permission to attend the school; a candidate stationed in the foreign possessions will make such application on or before May 1. A candidate for the radio course, if he is stationed in the United States, will make application to his coast defense commander on or before July 1 for the course commencing the following January, and on or before January 1 for the course commencing the
following July; if stationed in the foreign possessions he will make such application two months earlier than above indicated. As soon as the coast defense commander has received all applications from men of the coast defense command, he will request directly from the commandant, Coast Artillery School, the proper number of sets of examination papers. Before admission to the school a candidate who complies with the conditions stated above will be examined, in writing, under the direction of his commanding officer, in the presence of a commisisoned officer, upon the questions furnished by the school and prepared by the school board.
45. Examinations for the electrical, artillery, and clerical courses will be held in the United States on September 1 and in the foreign possessions on August 1. For the radio course commencing on July 1, the examinations will be held in the United States on March 1 and in the foreign possessions on February 1. For the radio course commencing on January 1, the examinations will be held in the United States on September 1 and in the foreign possessions on August 1. Upon the completion of examinations, all papers, with the applications of candidates, will be sent directly to the commandant, Coast Artillery School, each application to bear endorsements from the company, fort, and coast defense commanders stating the qualifications of the candidate, and whether he has the character and reliability essential to the grade for which he would be eligible upon satisfactorily completing the school course.
46. On October 1 the commandant will forward to The Adjutant General of the Army his recommendations as to the candidates to be selected for the courses to commence the first part of January; and on April 1 for the course commencing the first part of July. No candidate will be selected for a radio course unless he will have at least one year to serve after completing the course which he desires to take.
47. The candidates finally selected for the electrical, artillery, and clerical courses will be ordered to report at the school on the first day of January following their examination; upon receipt in the coast defenses in which they are serving of the order designating the successful candidates who are to attend the school, these men will be immediately discharged from the service for the convenience of