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To the Adjutant General, A.E.F.
June 18, 1918 [Tartigny], France
Duty with troops.
1. Request that I be relieved from duty on the General Staff and assigned to duty with troops.
2. I have been on staff duty since February, 1915, and I am tired from the incessant strain of office work.
G. C. Marshall, Jr.
[1st Indorsement: Major General Robert L. Bullard, June 19, 1918.]
2. I cannot approve because I know that Lieut. Col. Marshall’s special fitness is for staff work and because I doubt that in this, whether it be teaching or practice, he has an equal in the Army to-day. But his experience and merit should find a wider field than the detailed labors of a Division Staff.
R. L. Bullard
[2nd Indorsement: Colonel Malin Craig, Chief of Staff,
First Army Corps, June 26, 1918.]
1. Forwarded, preceding indorsement concurred in. If available, the services of Lieut. Col. Marshall will be very acceptable at these headquarters.
Document Copy Text Source: Records of the American Expeditionary Forces (World War I) (RG 120), Records of General Headquarters (GHQ), Adjutant General File (AG), National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.
Document Format: Typed letters signed.
Recommended Citation: The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, ed. Larry I. Bland and Sharon Ritenour Stevens (Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 1, “The Soldierly Spirit,” December 1880-June 1939 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981), pp. 144.