Courage, Careers, and Comrades: Theodore Roosevelt and the United States Army Officer Corps

  title={Courage, Careers, and Comrades: Theodore Roosevelt and the United States Army Officer Corps},
  author={Matthew M. Oyos},
  journal={The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era},
  pages={23 - 58}
  • Matthew M. Oyos
  • Published 1 January 2011
  • History
  • The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
Theodore Roosevelt made reform of the U.S. Army Officer Corps a priority during his presidency. He felt compelled to act because of the problems that the army experienced during the war with Spain. As a volunteer soldier, Roosevelt had witnessed the shortcomings of many of the top-ranking officers in meeting the physical and organizational demands of the fighting, but he also acted because he wanted high-minded, intelligent, and physically fit leaders who could inspire his fellow citizens to a… 
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