THE COAST ARTILLERY JOURNAL
Volume 67DECEMBER, 1927 Number 6
Annual Reportof the Chief of Coast Artillery
The fiscal year ending June 30, 1927, has been marked by gen-eral cordiality in the relations of the Coast Artillery with otherbranches, both in the discussions and conferences within the WarDepartment on matters of common interest and in the field wherejointaction has been possible. This officehas received many valuable sug-gestions from representatives of other branches as to training regula-tions and defense plans, and has, at times and with advantage, carriedthe system of concurrences beyond the requirements of the War De-partment.
During the fiscal year reported upon the undersigned has in-spected CoastArtillery troops and installations in the Harbor Defensesof Cristobal, Amador, Honolulu, Pearl Harbor, San Francisco, LosAngeles, San Diego, The Columbi~, and Puget Sound. Incident tothese inspectations, and for the purpose of discussingdefenseand train-ing plans as affecting Coast Artillery, visits have been made to theHeadquarters Panama Canal Department and the Panama Coast Artil-lery District, to the Headquarters Hawaiian Department and theHawaiian Coast Artillery District, and to the Headquarters IX CorpsArea and the Ninth Coast Artillery District. In addition, inspectionshave heen made of the 63d CoastArtillery
the 64th Coast Artil-lery (AAI, and the 65th Coast Artillery (AA). The 61st Coast Artil-lery (AA) has been observed during its work in connection with thetests of antiaircraft materiel at Aberdeen Proving Ground and the 62dCoast Artillery ~AA) during tactical exercises on Long Island. TheCoast Artillery School also has heen inspected and opportunity takento visit the Coast Artillery installations and units at Forts Monroe andEustis. In all 2 months 19 days have been spent on inspet;tion dutyand 46~~ of the organizations of the arm inspected or observed.
Coast Artillery organizations serve under conditions markedlydiffering in character. "\Vhileall are at reduced strength, the garrisonsof our overseas possessions are maintained at a much higher percent-