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By David W. Hogan Jr, Center of Military History United States Army

ISBN-10: 016049771X

ISBN-13: 9780160497711

A Command put up at struggle is a special tale approximately an American box military headquarters and its association and position in international conflict II, a standpoint that has acquired little recognition via historians earlier. David W. Hogan Jr. examines the 1st military headquarters's reaction to the try of army-level command throughout the interval from its activation in October 1943 to V-E Day in may perhaps 1945. concentrating on the operational point, the extent among the grand technique of international locations and theaters and the tactical strive against of corps and smaller devices, Hogan analyzes the operations, intelligence, logistical, and administrative services of the headquarters; the techniques developed to hold out these capabilities; and the influence of the personalities and forms of the commander and employees chiefs at the association. Hogan's quantity indicates the military headquarters of global struggle II as a classy association with capabilities starting from fast supervision of tactical operations to long-range operational making plans and the sustained help of frontline devices. it's a useful case research for army execs in any respect degrees.

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9. Supervises operations of Headquarters Liaison Section. Coordinates correspondence involving more than one section. Receives and properly distributes all communications for CG. CIS. and DC/S. Maintains office of temporary record for eG. C/S. and DC/S. Establishes "follow-up" system to ensure prompt action on and return of papers. Receives all visiting officials. Collects statistical data for CG. CIS, and Dc/S. Supervises movement of section. Responsible for organizing the clerical stafTand the supervising of their work.

24 A COIIIII/and Pasl al War McNamara. " Bradl ey likewise made changes when he succeeded Patt on , now a lieutenant general , in mid-April 1943 upon Ihe Ialler's return to the J Ar- mored Corps to begin planning for the inva sion of Sicily. T he new commander brought in Col. Will iam 8. Kenn as his ch ief of staff, reduced the size of his forward eche lon, opened hi s comma nd meetings to more statT officers, and demanded the kind of careful , m ethod ica l staff work for wh ic h the II Cor ps s taff would latcr be known.

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