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Commanding General, First Division,
to Chief of Staff, A.E.F.
June 6, 1918 [Tartigny], France
Promotion of Lieut. Col. G. C. Marshall, Jr., G.S.
1. I believe that this officer’s superior merit is recognized. He has had, of all officers of the General Staff up to the present time, the widest experience in actual staff work as G-3. That work, it seems to me, has been well up to the standard of the best armies with which the American Expeditionary Forces is serving. I believe it would be a mistake to keep Lieut. Col. Marshall, with his experience and ability, in as low a grade or as low a plane as he now occupies, and I recommend his promotion to the next grade as fitting to the higher place to which he is sure to soon be called. . . .
Document Copy Text Source: Records of the American Expeditionary Forces (World War I) (RG 120), Records of the First Division, Record Card 8490, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.
Document Format: Typed memorandum.
Recommended Citation: ThePapers of George Catlett Marshall, ed.Larry I. Bland and Sharon Ritenour Stevens(Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 1, “The Soldierly Spirit,” December 1880-June 1939 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981), pp. 140-141.