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1928 CAJ V68 n1

1928 CAJ V68 n1

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Picks up from the J US Artillery reflecting the concerns for coastal defence after WW1.
Picks up from the J US Artillery reflecting the concerns for coastal defence after WW1.

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THE COAST ARTILLERY JOURNAL
Published as the Journal U. S. Artillery from
1892
to 1922
MAJOR ROBERT ARTHUR, C. A. C.FIRST LIEUT. JAMES
L.
WHELCHEL, C. A. C ..
 Editor and Manage Assistant Edito
Volume 68JANUARY, 1928
CONTENTS
Number 1
u.
S. S. NORTH DAKOTA .
Frontispiece
LEADERSHIP .
By
MAJ. GEN. C. P. SUMMERALL
1
OBSERVING AND PLOTTING HITS FOR ANTIAIRCRAFT ARTILLERY
4,
 By
CAPT. G.
B.
WELCH, C. A. C.MILITARY SITCATION OF ARGENTINA ..... 14
 By
LIE11T. COL. FRANK GEEREANNUAL REPORTS OF WAR DEPARTMENT ..... 27PRACTICAL GUNNERY ....
By
CAPT.
E.
H. STILLMAN 47EDITORIAL ..................53
 DressUniforms-Army Progress-Moving Cavalryby Truck-New Anti.aircraftFire-Secretary Davisis Right, as All ourHistory Proves-Facts for Pacifists-Mechanizing the Art of War-Improved Guns-It SpeaksWell for the Little Old Regular Army-The Army Too Small-Unready. But Why Not Get Ready?-Country's Wealth: A Comparison-Money for Defense-Vigilance Still the Price of Liberty-Peace and Prepared.ness.
PROFESSIONAL NOTES: ...............65
Private First Class Christopher Crowley-The Third Coast Artillery(Harbor Defense)-U. S. Aircraft Carriers-The 531st Coast Artillery(Antiaircraft)--Covering Cards with Celluloid-Old Army Customs-The Rhineland Occupation-Revised Policies GoverningPromotion an Reappointment, in the Officers'Reserve Corps-Notes from the ForeignPress-Reduction of the Time of Enlisted Service-Signs of Disarma-ment in Europe-French Army Expense---OceanFlights-Fort Clinch-Fort Jackson Sold-Two Old Forts-In the Yangtze-Taxation Falls on All-A Fast Moving World-Maneuvers-C. M. T.
C.
Song.
COAST ARTILLEY BOARD NOTES 90BOOK REVIEWS ...........
91
The Campaignin Mesopotamia,
1914-1918,
Vol. IV-Military Operationsin France and Belgium, Vol. 1Il-Bismarck-As They Passed Throughthe Port-The Outlau",yof War-The Study of War, for Statesmen anCitizens-Tales of the Secret Sen-ice-Mornings in Mexico---Dz~-ellersinthe Jungle-On Special Missions. Authors alone are responsiblefaTstatements in contributed articles
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Publ1sbed mont.hly under the
supenision
of the Commandant, Coast Artillery School,
by
direction
~~he ~h~e
of Coasl:.Artillery, for the information of the Coast Artillery personnel of the Regular
,'.~..uny, ~atlOnaj
Guard~
and Organized Resen-es.
~~ Terms: CDited
States~
$3.00 a fear; single copies, 50 cents. Canada.. $3.25 a year; single copies,
.;).;)Cents.
Foreign, $3.50
a year;
single
copies..-
60
rents.
~nlered
as second class matter at the Post Officeat Fortress Monroe, Va. Acceptance for mailing at
.peclal rate of postage pro..ided for
in Section
1103, Am:
of October
3, 1917, authorized May 8, 1920..Copyright, 1927, by the
COAST
ARTILLERY
JOt"R~AL.
AdJre5s: The
COAS't
All"IILLERY
Jot::B::'iiAL,
Fort
~lonI'oe,
Ya.
 Printed 
by
HOUSTO:i PRI:iTI::'iG A;XD Pt."'BLISIIIXG HOUSE,
Hampton, Va.
 
THE
COAST ARTILLERY JOURNAL
Volume68
JANUARY, 1928
Number 1
Leadership
*
 By
MAJOR
GENERAL
C. P.
SUMMERALL
TEADERSHIP may he defined as that intangible quality in a com-
L
mander which inspires men to follow him through hardship anddanger with confidence and assurance.
It
is a quality needed in everycommanderfrom the senior general down to inclnde the squad leader;for its lack invariahly results in unnecessary loss of priceless lives,if not in disaster. In addition to tactical and technical ability, the trueleader possesses the power of controlling and directing his men so asto create a teamwork which will bring maximum results.Impulses must come from the top. The real leader initiates im-pulses for his subordinates and adds force to those impulses whichcomefrom above. Having a succession of such leaders, as it goes downthrough the chain of command an order gathers power, each subordi.nate leader adds his impetus, so that when the order reaches the pointof execution it carries irresistible forcefulness.The commander is the instructor, administrator, coordinator, andenergizer of his unit. His is the head that plans clearly, the handthat executes energetically, the heart that inspires. He is essentiallythe morale officer of his unit; he creates and directs a unanimity
01
thought and action along the general lines which concern the missionof his unit, and he inspires in his subordinate commanders the samemental attitude with respect to their units. The commander must knowand mind his own business and impose the same obligation on hissubordinates.A study of the leaders who have stood out in history and withinthepurview of our own observation demonstrates that each had his ownparticular method of handling men, but at the foundation of every suc-cessful method are found certain fundamentals, viz: example, appeal,recognition.A military unit is ne better than its commander; it is a faithfulmirror and measure of his character and capacity. The officer whowould influence his men must actually be what he desires them tobecome. He must be willing and able to do anything he orders them to
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