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Army & Navy: Promotions

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Promotions in the news last week:

> The Senate confirmed rank of lieutenant general for Armored Forces’ Chief Jacob L. Devers, making his rank equal to that of Air Forces’ H. H. Arnold, Ground Forces’ Lesley J. McNair, Services of Supply’s Brehon B. Somervell. On the same day, Brigadier General Andrew D. Bruce of the Tank Destroyer Command, Camp Hood, Texas (TIME, July 13) became a major general.

> When Rear Admiral John Towers became a vice admiral fortnight ago and was relegated to the Pacific (TIME, Sept. 28), Flyer Ralph E. Davison, Assistant Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics, became a rear admiral. This promotion was no sop to Navy airmen when they learned that six assistant chiefs of other Navy bureaus got flag rank at the same time. But this week the airmen had cause to be pleased: 150 flyers were promoted from lieutenant commander to commander.

> Rear Admiral Emory S. Land, U.S.N. retired, head of the Maritime Commission, became a vice admiral.

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