Army Officer's Guide
Stackpole Books, Apr 7, 2005 - 657 pages
To celebrate the 75th in-print anniversary of the Army Officer's Guide, Stackpole Books is offering a deluxe bound, hard cover limited printing of its famous Army Officer's Guide, now in its 50th Edition. Included are a history of this venerable book and excerpts from the 1930 first edition of the Guide and the influence it has had on the United States Army officer corps in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and today's conflicts.
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Page 5 - I, AB, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the United States of America; that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies whomsoever; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the rules and articles of war.
Page viii - They create in your heart the sense of wonder, the unfailing hope of what next, and the joy and inspiration of life. They teach you in this way to be an officer and a gentleman. And what sort of soldiers are those you are to lead? Are they reliable, are they brave, are they capable of victory?
Page 30 - When the flag is displayed otherwise than by being flown from a staff, it should be displayed flat, whether indoors or out. When displayed either horizontally or vertically against a wall, the union should be uppermost and to the flag's own right; that is, to the observer's left.
Page 30 - ... flat, whether indoors or out. When displayed either horizontally or vertically against a wall, the union should be uppermost and to the Flag's own right, ie, to the observer's left. When displayed in a window it should be displayed the same way, that is, with the union or blue field to the left of the observer in the street.
Page 29 - America should be at the center and at the highest point of the group when a number of flags of States or localities or pennants of societies are grouped and displayed from staffs.