1-521 To Colonel Roy A. Hill, October 28, 1938

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
Date: October 28, 1938

To Colonel Roy A. Hill1

October 28, 1938 [Washington, D.C.]

Dear Hill:

I appreciated very much your fine letter of congratulations, and the interesting comments regarding your present duties. I would like very much to talk things over with you, following your experience there, preceded by your particular duties here in Washington.

Confidentially, I have this in mind: The possible accumulation under the present representative of the Reserve Corps in Washington, General Thompson, matters of the ROTC and the CMTC. My purpose would be to give more dignity and prestige to ROTC affairs. I would appreciate very much your letting me know, confidentially, what your reaction to this would be; particularly as you are intimately familiar with the way things are managed at the present time. I do not have in mind any administrative set-up under General Thompson, and I do not think he has any such set-up for the Reserve Corps.2

Let me hear from you on this.

With warm regards to you and Mrs. Hill, and my best to that sweet daughter of yours,


Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, General Materials, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.

Document Format: Typed letter.

1. Hill (U.S.M.A., 1908) had been P.M.S.&T. at Louisiana State University since August, 1936. Prior to that assignment, he served four years in the war Department’s G-3 section.

2. Brigadier General Charles E. Thompson had become the War Department’s executive for Reserve Affairs on September 16, 1938.

Recommended Citation: The Papers 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), p. 641.

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