Digital Archives

32.04.22 Major Frank Lackland to George C. Marshall

Date: April 22, 1932

Subject: Interwar

The document is a letter from Major Frank Lackland of the Army Air Corps to George Marshall. In the letter Lackland discusses observations he made during a visit to the Infantry School. Lackland notes two key aspects of the school. Lackland first notes that many of the instructors attended the General Staff School at Fort Leavenworth with him, a good display of the high qualifications of the instructors. Lackland also notes the spirit of the students and school in general noting that no schools can compare to the atmosphere of the Infantry School. The letter is a perfect illustration of the intangible mindset created by the “Spirit of Benning.”