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9. Copies of all orders issued by the commandant, pursuant to authority contained in these regulations, changing the official status of officers, will be furnished to The Adjutant General of the Army, to all headquarters, commanding officers, and others interested in or affected by such changes.

THE SECRETARY. 10. The secretary of the school will be custodian of the records, books, and property of the school, disbursing officer of the school funds, recorder of the school board, and will be in command of the Coast Artillery School Detachment. He will promulgate the orders of the commandant.

THE LIBRARIAN.

11. The school library will be maintained separately and apart from the post library. There will be a library committee for the school, consisting of the school board and the librarian. Subject to the approval of the commandant, this committee will be charged with the preparation of regulations for the administrative and interior economy of the library and with the selection of books to be purchased therefor. In case of loss or damage to any book, periodical, map, or other property belonging to the school the person responsible for such loss or damage will reimburse the United States by the payment of the actual value of the article or cost of repairs. The amount to be paid will be assessed by the librarian, and his action, when approved by the commandant, will be final. The librarian will be a member of the school board during the deliberations on publications that are under the supervision of the school board.

DIRECTORS, INSTRUCTORS, AND STUDENT OFFICERS. 12. The directors of departments, instructors, and student officers will be exempt from all ordinary staff duties, garrison routine, court-martial duty (except in case of necessity), such drills and ceremonies as are not included in the course of instruction, and, in general, from all duties that would interfere with the performance of their school duties. Enlisted men assigned for special instruction will be excused from routine garrison duty.

13. When practicable, instructors will be senior in rank to student officers, but, whether senior or junior, instructors

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while in the execution of their duty will be accorded the respect due to their position.

14. Property purchased for the special use of any department will be accounted for by the director of that department. Semiannually, and when relieved, he will render returns therefor to the commandant.

THE SCHOOL BOARD.

15. A school board to consist of the commandant and the directors of departments will arrange the courses of instruction as to subjects, methods, and allotment of time; prescribe the character and scope of the final examinations; supervise the publication of the Journal of the United States Artillery and of Artillery Notes; investigate and report upon such technical Artillery subjects as may be referred to it by the War Department, and determine finally all questions of proficiency of students. Provided, That no action of the board that changes the regulations or courses of instruction shall be final until approved by the Secretary of War. The board will meet at such times as the commandant may direct. The deliberations of the board will be confidential and its decisions, until duly published, will also be confidential.

OFFICERS' DIVISION.

Student officers. 16. In the regular course the student officers will consist of such officers from the Coast Artillery Corps as may be designated in orders from the War Department.

17. At the close of the school year the school board will recommend to The Adjutant General of the Army for the advanced course those officers in the regular course who have qualified for the advanced course. When practicable, the officers so recommended, and such additional officers as may be recommended by the Chief of Coast Artillery, will be detailed to take the advanced course.

Attendance of militia officers. 18. Officers of militia coast artillery organizations may attend the school under regulations identical with those providing for attendance of militia officers at the service

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schools at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., except that they will not be required to undergo an examination in hippology.

COURSES OF STUDY. 19. The regular and advanced courses for officers embraced by the two departments will be as follows:

(1) Coast Artillery matériel.

(2) Gunnery. Regular course..-{(3) Artillery defense.

(1) Land defense. I. Department of Artil

(5) Explosives. lery and Land De

(1) Artillery defense, adfense.

vanced. Advanced course (2) Land defense,

advanced. (3) Explosives, advanced. (1) Electrical engineering,

(2) Mechanical and steam Regular course..

engineering. II, Department of Engi

(3) Submarine mining. neering and Mine

(1) Electrical engineering, Defense.

advanced. Advanced course. (2) Mechanical and steam

engineering, ad

vanced. 20. The object of the advanced and special courses will be to amplify for specially selected officers the instruction and work of the regular course, with a view to improving their qualifications as instructors, preparing them for duty at the Army War College, and fitting them for the duties of the general staff of an army.

21. The courses of instruction will comprise practical exercises, problems, research, conferences, and lectures.

22. In the regular course partial examinations will be held from time to time; these, with the practical exercises and problems, will determine a student's standing and whether or not he shall take a final examination.

23. In the advanced course the same general method of instruction will be followed, but there will be no examinations. If any student officer in the advanced course neglects his duties, the director of the department will report such officer to the commandant; his case will be considered by the school board, and, should the board so recommend, his name will be forwarded to The Adjutant General of the Army, and he will be relieved from duty at the school by authority of the Secretary of War.

24. Books used in the departments will be for reference and courses of reading.

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25. During courses, as a part of them and in connection with the subject in hand, approved lectures will be delivered from time to time by Army and Navy officers and civilians, and approved visits for purposes of study will be made by student officers to fields of campaign and positions of battle, to warships in course of construction and in commisison, to powder and guncotton factories, to electrical and cable works, and to power plants.

26. The outline of the courses of study for officers will be as follows:

1. Department of Artillery and Land Defense.

Regular course,

(1) Coast Artillery matériel.-Guns; mortars; carriages; emplacements; ammunition; fire control apparatus.

(2) Gunnery.-Principles and applications of ballistics; seacoast engineering as applied to artillery defense; subcaliber practice; battery service practice; battle command service practice.

(3) Artillery defense.-Forms of naval attack; warships; places to be defended; nature, extent, and disposition of armament; organization; battle tactics.

(4) Land defense.—Minor tactics as applied to the attack and defense of coast forts; organization; topography and sketching; fortifications; field engineering; shelter and sanitation.

(5) Explosives.--Practical laboratory work and problems involving fundamental chemical principles; examination, study, and tests of explosives; demolitions; explosives for submarine mines.

Advanced course. (1) Artillery defense, advanced.-Fortification; organization; battle tactics; service of security and information; cooperation of Army and Navy; military history.

(2) Land defense, advanced.-Minor tactics; organization; supply; shelter; sanitation; field fortification ; field engineering; plans for national defense; duties of the general staff.

(3) Explosives, advanced.-Practical laboratory work and problems; experimental firing to illustrate effect on detona

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tion of varying physical surroundings; manufacture of and specifications for explosives.

Special course in ballistics. Exterior ballistics; the principal and secondary problems; accuracy and the theory of errors; the calculation of constants, including the coefficient of form and the drift constant; classification of trajectories; deduction of empirical formulas; practical work in setting up, adjusting, and using ballistic machines; interior ballistics; relation of maximum pressure to charges; mode of combustion of powder and its relation to pressures; characteristics of a powder; variations; recoil.

Special course in explosives. Tinning and galvanizing wire used in cable manufacture; analysis of oils; analysis of rubber compounds; gas analysis; special investigations on explosives. II. Department of Engineering and Mine Defense.

Regular course. (1) Electrical engineering.-Theory of electricity and magnetism; batteries, primary and secondary; electrical instruments and measurements; switchboards and power distribution; testing cables and installations; fire-control apparatus, care and operation; installation and maintenance of submarine fire-control cables, and the maintenance and the making of ordinary repairs of electrical equipment in seacoast fortifications; searchlight operation; directcurrent generators and motors-principles, operations, simple

tests.

(2) Mechanical and steam engineering.–Shafting, belting, lubricants; boilers and accessories, care and operation; steam engines, care and operation; oil and gasoline engines, care and operation; examination, tests, and uses of oils.

(3) Submarine mining.-Mine apparatus; loading, planting, operating, and maintaining mines,

Advanced course.

(1) Electrical engineering, advanced.–Fire-control apparatus and searchlights, experimentation, operation, and plans for installation ; direct-current system of power dis

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