The SCROLL of Phi Delta Theta for March,
1935, Lieutenant Colonel
and transfers which found
Colonel McReynolds gaining valuable
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experience in many branches and administrative positions of Uncle Sam's Army.
cult to speak intelligibly to the
Recorder of the Infantry Board of Reyounger men and yet, not to insult the
view, Washington, D.C. Aide De
Camp, General Markeir Hersey Com2. Wit|i the insurance presented on
pany Commander, Camp Devons, Masa than one thousand
sachusetts Infantry School at Fort
recruits attend each is a
Benning, Georgia Commanding Ofloss of the highly desirable individual
ficer, Machine Gun Company, 1922-23,
conference or personal contact.
13th and 5th Infantries, Boston, Massa3. A large percentage of the bluechusetts Commanding Officer, Rejackets have no conception of the thecruiting Drill Team, Kansas Circuit, for
ory of insurance; many of them have
period of months Commanding
never been insured before joining the
Officer, Machine Gun Company, 33rd
Infantry, Fort Clayton, Canal Zone,
4. Because the Government closely
1924-27 Tank School Course, Fort
restricts the classes of persons to whom
George E. Meade, Maryland, 1927-28
proceeds may be left, some recruits are
Assistant PMS and T, Gettysburg Colunable to name a beneficiary and conlege, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 1928-32
sequently do not apply.
Transportation Officer, Gold Star
5. There is a general reluctance on
Pilgrimage to Paris, France, May 1932 to
the part of recruits to allot better thJin
October, 1933 Commanding Officer,
ten per cent of their monthly pay to
Company K, 17th Division, Fort Leavenan investment as intangible as insurworth, Kansas, until July, 1934 Subance.
District Commander, Missouri CCC DisThe howtrict until July 1935 student, QM
Subsistence School, Chicago, 1935-36 ever, have been overcome by Slater's inOfficer in Charge, Subsistence School, surance-education program. So highly has
Subsistence Research Laboratory, 1936- it been evaluated by Naval officials that
37 where he developed Type Ration they have recommended it, in its entirety,
in quick frozen boneless beef QM, as a model to all other Naval shore and
General Marshall's Regular Army fleet activities.
Further evidence of the Navy's regard
Commanding General Staff School, Fort
Leavenworth, Kansas, 1938-39 QM, for Brother Slater's work was indicated
Barksdale Field Air Base until July, recently. When the Bureau of Naval Per1940 ordered to War College, Wash- sonnel elected to produce a visual-educaington, D.C. assigned to Office of the tion motion picture on government inQuartermaster General, Military Person- surance, they referred the project to
nel and Training Division, until Septem- Brother Slater who supervised the prepber, 1942 Director, Military Training aration of the script and acted as techDivision, which position he now holds. nical adviser for the production.
Two other Phis assisting Lieutenant
He received his present rank of colonel
Slater in the Insurance and Family Alin December, 1941.
It is significant that, just as in college. lowances Division are Ensign George H.
Colonel McReynolds was able, despite Dunn, Illinois '40, one of Assistant Inthe rigors of army routine, to find time surance Officers, and Yeoman William
for athletics, being a member of Army G. Nigut, Miami '41, a co-originator of
football, basketball and baseball teams the educational film script, author of this
from 1917 till 1935.