Duties of Ordnance Officers. 1918

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1918 - 23 pages
 

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Page 3 - AGO] . *. . . BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR : •, - /.\ . TASKER H. BLISS, Major General, Acting Chief of Staff. OFFICIAL : HP McCAIN, . The Adjutant General.
Page 14 - ... under his charge. If the immediate commanders have reserve or surplus ordnance stores under their charge, they will provide for making the authorized issues as far as practicable and will report on the requisitions the quantities so issued. When the troops so operating are organized into divisions it will rarely be necessary for requisitions of this character to be acted upon by the chief ordnance officer of an army...
Page 14 - ... to provide for needed issues at any time. When troops are engaged in active operations against an enemy, requisitions may be submitted orally on the ordnance officer whose facilities for making prompt issues are the greatest, without requiring requisitions to pass through immediate commanders. Whenever practicable in such cases the requiring officer will...
Page 14 - When troops are in the field in time of war, requisitions for such articles of ordnance property as may be needed by the commanding officers of organizations or by regimental ordnance officers will be made through immediate commanders on the chief ordnance officer of the army...
Page 14 - ... and an accountable officer, and therefore it is important that all circumstances in connection with the case be fully related; otherwise an officer may be charged with the loss of property which is still in the possession of the United States. 142. When military stores similar to those furnished by the Ordnance Department have been captured from an enemy, or found upon being abandoned by him, the officer securing the property will turn it over to the chief ordnance officer of the army, army corps,...
Page 14 - ... abandoned by him, the officer securing the property will turn it over to the chief ordnance officer of the army, army corps, or division, or to the ordnance officer of the regiment, or detachment, operating against the enemy. The officer turning over the property will furnish the receiving officer a brief report of the capture or finding, together with a list of the stores, in order that the circumstances in connection with the capture or finding may be made a part of the record of the property...
Page 14 - Division, which has been condemned and ordered turned in to a depot, will be shipped to the Manila Ordnance Depot.
Page 15 - When ordnance property has been lost in an engagement the responsible officer will furnish the accountable officer, as a voucher authorizing' him to drop the articles from his return, an affidavit, giving the date, place, and the circumstances under which the loss occurred. When the loss did not come under the observation of the responsible officer, an affidavit to the same effect will be furnished by an officer or noncommissioned officer cognizant of the facts.

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