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His training staff outlined an extensive regime for the incoming divisions, divided into three phases: The ﬁrst phase emphasized basic soldier skills and unit training at platoon, company, and battalion levels; the second phase had battalions join French regiments in a quiet sector to gain front-line experience; in the third phase, the division’s infantry and artillery would join for ﬁeld training to begin to work as a combined team. Throughout the phases, regiment, brigade, and division staffs would conduct tactical command post exercises.
18, which recommended that priority of shipping go to American infantry. To the British, this looked to nullify the six-division agreement of January; they wanted to ship just riﬂemen and machine gunners for the next four months (April–July). Pershing stubbornly refused. Over the next few weeks, in a series of confused and often contradicting negotiations in London, Washington, and France, the Allies and the Americans bickered over American manpower. At the end of April Pershing and Lord Alfred Milner, the new British War Minister, agreed to a modiﬁed six-division agreement: British shipping would transport six American divisions to train with Haig’s armies, but Pershing agreed to have all the infantry and machine gunners shipped ﬁrst.
Gen. Peyton C. March became the Chief of Staff in March of 1918 that the General Staff gained a ﬁrm, guiding hand. Over his thirty years of service, the 53-year-old March had gained an experience well balanced between line and staff. He had been cited for gallantry for actions as a junior ofﬁcer in the War with Spain and in the Philippine Insurrection. He also served tours of duty with the Ofﬁce of the Adjutant General. Forceful and brilliant, March was unafraid of making decisions. At the time of his appointment as Chief of Staff, March had been Pershing’s artillery chief in France.
AMERICAN MILITARY HISTORY. VOLUME II. THE UNITED STATES ARMY IN A GLOBAL ERA, 1917–2003 by Richard W. (Ed). Stewart