A Short History of the Army Ground Forces: AGF Study No. 2
Headquarters Personnel, Army Ground Forces
Sources of the statements made in Chapter II, p.50
WD ltr AG 320.2(4-23-42)OP-A to CG, AGF, 27 April 1942, Subject: “Allotment of Officers for Hq AGF.” (In 320.2/100 AGF.) On 9 April 1942 only 208 officers and 3 warrant officers were on duty. Ltr Hq AGF 320.2/31(AGF)GNPER, 9 April 1942, Subject: “Estimated Number of Employees and Personnel of Hq AGF.” On 26 May the number was 201. Strength Report (320.2/89 AGF). In November 1942, when the commissioned strength authorized had been increased to 246, the number on duty was 233. Tab to Memo Slip, G-1 to DCofS, 18 November 1942. (In 320.2/165 AGF.)
Initially Hq AGF took over the enlisted men of the Hq and Hq Company, and the Hq, Special Troops, GHQ, which were redesignated Hq and Hq Company, AGF, and Hq, Special Troops, AGF. G.O. No. 4, Hq AGF, 9 March 1942. (In 300.5 G.O. AGF.) Taken together these had, on 9 March 1942, an authorized strength of 639, an actual strength of 440 enlisted men. Consolidated Morning Report, Hq and Hq Co., AGF, 9 March 1942. In the allotment made on 29 March 1942, 402 of the men of the Hq and Hq Company were assigned to staff duty at Hq AGF; the remaining 237 troops of the Hq and Hq Company, and the 18 enlisted men of the Hq Special Troops were allotted to perform the housekeeping for the Hq and Hq Company. The allotment was made by WD ltr AG 221(3-25-42)EA-A, 29 March 1942, Subject: “Allotment of Grades and Authorized Strengths.” (In 221.02/4 AGF.) It was revised upwards by WD ltr AG 221(4-11-42) EA-SP, 14 April 1942. (In 221.02 AGF.) The actual strength on 8 April 1942 was a total of 493 enlisted men. Ltr Hq AGF 320.2/31 (AGF)GNPER to Budget Officer, WD, 9 April 1942, Subject: “Estimated Number of Employees and Personnel of Hq AGF,” While the number of men on staff duty was brought to the authorized figure, and at times exceeded it, the number of housekeeping troops was kept well below the allotment authorized. Thus on 18 December 1942, the number was 220, actual strength, instead of the 351 authorized. 1st Ind. 220.3 GNAGS(12-14-42), 18 December 1942, to Demo for the CofS, AGF, WDGAP 220.31, 14 December 1942, Subject: “Report on Enlisted Men on Duty in Washington, D.C. and Vicinity.” (In 320.2/ AGF.) In addition to the troops mentioned, the 227th Signal Company was assigned for a time to Hq AGF, and was used to operate the Hq Signal Center. 1st Ind. 220.3 GNAGS(12-14-42), 18 December 1942, to Memo for the CG, AGF, WDGAP 220.31, 14 December 1942, Subject: “Report on Enlisted Men on Duty in Washington, D.C. and Vicinity.” (In 320.2/AGF.) The post complement of the Army War College is not included, since it did not enter into the enlisted strength specially required to operate the headquarters.
Memo to all General and Special Staff Sections, Hq AGF, 12 January 1943, Subject: “Allotment of Officers.” (In 320.2/165 AGF); also Memo for the CofS, USA (Attn: G-1), 320.2/165(AGF)GNGAP-A(12-12-42), 12 December 1942, Subject: “Increase in Allotment of Grades of Officers Hq. AGF.” The number of officers actually on duty at Hq AGF 31 December 1942 was 240. Minutes General Council (S), 1 February 1943.
The figure given is the number actually present. Consolidated Morning Report, Hq & Hq Co AGF, 31 December 1942.
The number actually on duty with the staff was 439 on 18 December 1942. The Hq Co and Hq Special Troops as a whole was 132 men under strength, 1st Ind. 220.3(12-14-42)GNAGS, 18 December 1942, to Memo for the CG. AGF, WDGAP, 220.31, 14 December 1942, Subject: “Report on Enlisted Men on Duty in Washington, D.C. and Vicinity.”
The number is based on the payroll, 31 December 1943, Ground Adjutant General Section, Civilian Personnel Division.
Tabs to Memo for the CofS, AGF, 16 December 1943, Subject: “Statistics on Personnel Hq AGF.” (In 320.2/202 AGF.)
One WAC officer must be added to the number of officers given in this paper.
Consolidated Morning Report, Hq & Hq Co, AGF, 31 December 1943.
227 civilians were authorized. Tab on Memo for the CofS, AGF from the GNAG, 16 December 1943, Subject: “Statistics on Personnel, Hq AGF.” (In 320.2/202.)
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