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1922 CAJ V57 n2

1922 CAJ V57 n2

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THE COAST ARTILLERY JOURNAL
(PuBLISHED All THE JOOllNAL UNITED STATES ARTILLERY FRIO"
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COPlptuht 
1922
bu Coa.t Arlilleru Journal
Vol.57. No.2
TABLE OF CONTENTS
FOR
AUGUST, 1922Whole No. 192
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SNAPSHOTS OF THE 1922 COAST ARTILLERY
R.
O. T. C. CAMPAT FORT MONROE
(Frontispiece)
IMPROVED TRAINING METHODS FOR THE FIXED DEFENSES 97By MAJOR JOSEPH C. HAW, C. A. C.ORIGIN OFTHE JOURNAL OFTHE UNITED STATES ARTILLERY 118By MAJOR ADAM
E.
PO'ITS, C. A. C.ORGANIZATION AND COMMAND OF THE HEAVY ARTILLERYOF AN ARMY CORPS _.. _. __ _ _ 122By COMMANDANTPERNEY .MENTAL CONFLICTS IN WAR __ 130By DORRELL G. DICKERSON, M. D.A SINGLE BASE LINE FOR A FIRE COMMAND 135By MAJOR FRED SEYDEL, C. A. C.THE ARMY MUSIC SCHOOL. _ _.. 140By MAJOR EDWARD
L.
DYER, C. A. C.NOTES ON WATER WORK IN SUBMARINE MINING ..... _.. __.. 143By LT. COL. JOHN M. DUNN, C. A. C.DEVIATIONS AND ERRORS 160By CAPTAINDONALDB. GREENWOOD,C. A. C.RADIO COMMUNICATION IN THE COAST ARTILLERy 164By CAPTAINSANFORDD. AsHFORD, Sig. Corps, (C. A. C.)EDITORIAL:Sub-Caliber Practice_ . - 167As to Poison Gas_ __. __.. _ , __. . 168Memorial to American Dead - _- 169COAST ARTILLERY BOARD NOTES _ _. __. _ 170THE BEATEN ZOI\E:Employment of HeR"')' Artillery-Problem No. l-A Solution .. 171Employment of Heavy Artillery-Problem :N"o.2 176Extracts from Provisional Senice Regulations for Railway Artil-lery .. _ - - . - .. - - _ 177BULLETI1\" BOARD __ _ _ - - - - - - .. - 183BOOK REVIEWS. . _ _. __ .. __ 186
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The
Coast Artillery Journal
Vol. 57 No.2 AUGUST, 1922
Whole No. 192
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1921
Improved Training Methods for theFixed Defenses
 By
MajOf' Joseph
C.
Haw,
C.
A.
C.
1.
INTRODUCTION_HOUGH the fixed cannOn may
be
eventually ousted by railwayartillery; though the latter weapon may be rendered obsoleteby aviation, and aviation in turn driven from the skies by someagency as yet undiscovered--still, you can not dodge the fact that forsome years to come, the future of the Coast Artillery Corps will con-tinue to lie in the fixed defenses. Further, since these defenses existnow, and are constantly being extended and improved, the greatestproblem confronting the Corps is the development of the most efficientmeans of utilizing the fixed armament-in short, it is Training.
Then
what could more intimately affect the future progress of the Coast
Ar- 
tillery
than "Improved Training Methods for the Fixed Defenses?"Present training methods are sound, but like every other live humanactivity, they are not perfect: they may be improved.
It
is the purposeof the present article to suggest means of improvement. However,the writer is not a wild-eyed reformer who thinks everything
has
goneto pot; on the contrary, the ideas advanced here are but common-sense,logical, progressive developments, built upon the sure foundation opast experience. This discussion therefore deals with the branchesof training enumerated in Coast Artillery Memorandum No.1, 1921,the latest instruction order at the present writing (December, 1921).
So
much for the general nature of the improvements to
be
suggested.In setting forth these ideas, the first effort will be to establish the su-preme importance of training. Next, the three directions in which we
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