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Memorandum for the Assistant Chief
of Staff, G-1 [Shedd]
October 28, 1940 [Washington, D.C.]
There has been brought to my attention the question of ratings for men with the chaplains and with the recreation personnel. At the present time the chaplain, as I understand it, has to get his immediate helper from the troop complement. During this period of rapid promotion, this, as a rule, denies the individual any promotion, which means in effect that the chaplain gets either the poorer men or is unable to get the good men.
Please let me know what the status of this matter is, both as to the chaplain’s immediate helper and the other men connected with the general morale program.
Document Copy Text Source: Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs (RG 165), Records of the Office of the Chief of Staff (OCS), 18901-100, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.
Document Format: Typed memorandum.
Recommended Citation: ThePapers of George Catlett Marshall, ed.Larry I. Bland, Sharon Ritenour Stevens, and Clarence E. Wunderlin, Jr.(Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 2, “We Cannot Delay,” July 1, 1939-December 6, 1941 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986), p. 343.