ARMOR-CAVALRY: Part 1; Regular Army and Army Reserve/Foreword

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  • Successful military organizations are solidly founded upon the pride of their member soldiers with a strong sense of belonging to their unit and enthusiastic about its being their own. Good military leaders always strive to attain this intangible quality generally known as «esprit de corps». Anything that helps an army to achieve it contributes to better units.
  • As the authors trace the evolution of cavalry into today's armor branch, their narrative presents a broad history of the growth of the entire U.S. Army. It gives an insight into the reasoning and considerations behind most of the organizational changes the Army has undergone, lending clarity and perspective to the unit lineages that follow.
  • The Army Lineage Series is designed to foster the «esprit de corps» of United States Army units. It is intended for use at all levels of command, in service schools, and in various training programs. Armor-Cavalry, the second volume in the series, is designed as a tool to perpetuate the rich tradition of cavalry and the brilliant record of modern armor.

Washington, D.C.
14 June 1968
Brigadier General, USA
Chief of Military History


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