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0F THE FIELD ARTILLERY SGIIODL
The following device is approved for fhe Field Ariillery School, MOTTO: Cedaf Forfuna Perifis lLel' forfune yield fo experieI'ICe.
For? Sill, Oklahoma, for use on slalionery, diplomas, mural deco- or skill is beHer fhan luclcl.
whens' ein DESCRIPTION: The shield is red for Arfilleryg 'l'he field piece de-
SHlELD: Gules, a field piece of fhe lbih cenfury paleways in
On a wreafh of 'ihe colors lor and gulesl fhe arm of Saini
Barbara embowed clofhed of 'the second, issuing from fhe
upper poriion of an embalfled iower argenf, and grasping
flashes of lighining proper.
picfed, having been used in The l6ih cenfury, is
+he forerunner of fhe modern arfillery. The CI'eS'f
is fhe arm of Sain? Barbara, The pairon saini' of
Arfillery, holding flashes of lighfning alluding 'lo
'rhe pagan idea of Jove's abili'l'y lo desiroy wi'l'l1
his bolis ihai which offended him. '
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' IELD RTILLERY
QF1. SILL, UKLAHUMA
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THE FIELD ARTILLERY
The Field ArTiIlery School, Tamed ThroughouT
The world as a cenTer oT Tield arTillery lcnowledge
and progress, was esTabIished by The IaTe Colonel
Dan Tyler Moore, Then a capTain, as The "School
oT Fire Tor Field ArTiIIery" in I9l I, and CapTain
Moore became The TirsT commandanT oT' The
The superioriTy oT The arTillery oT Toreign coun-
Tries having been realized by many UniTed STaTes
Army Tield arTillery oTIicers Tor a number oT
years, The War DeparTmenT in I908 seIecTed
CapTain Moore To sTudy in Toreign arTillery
schools in preparaTion Tor Ia similar school in The
UniTed STaTes. CapTain Moore visiTed The ar-
Tillery schools in England, I-Iolland and AusTria
and was a sTudenT aT The German arTillery school
aT JuTerborg during I908 and IQO9.
ReTurning To The UniTed STaTes, CapTain
Moore was senT To ForT Sill by The War DeparT-
menT in November I9IO To make preliminary
arrangemenTs Tor esTablishing The school. Soon
aTTerward a board OT oTTicers, ,consisTing oT
LieuTenanT Colonel D. J. Rumbough and CapTain
Jesse Langdon, boTh oT The FirsT Field ArTilIery,
and CapTain Moore, was appoinTed To TormuIaTe
deTailed plans. The FirsT Field ArTillery, ordered
To I-Iawaii, was replaced in March I9II by The
FiTTh Field ArTiIIery and Colonel Rumborg was
replaced on The board by Colonel I-Ienry M.
Andrews. The board was dissolved in June
General Orders Number 73, War DeparT-
menT, June 5, I9I I, direcTed The. esTablishmenT
aT ForT Sill The "School oT Fire Tor Field Ar-
TiIlery" and anoTher order daTed July I9 desig-
naTed CapTain Moore as commandanT. Cap-
Tain Moore wlas succeeded as commandanT by
Maior General Edward F. McGIachlin in Sep-
Tember I9 I4.
The TirsT class was held SepTember I5, I9I I,
when I4 capTains and 22 non-commissioned oT-
Ticers assembled as sTudenTs. WiTh The ouT-
brealc oT World War I The school was expanded
greaTIy and Thousands oT oTTicers received Their
Training aT ForT Sill. The name was changed To
The "Field ArTiIIery School" in April I9I9.
During World War II Thousands more Tield
arTillery oTTicers and enIisTed men have aTTended
courses aT The Field ArTilIery School. OTTicers
Trom several Toreign counTries also have been
senT To The school.
I-IeadguarTers oT The Field ArTiIIery School is
IocaTed in McNiair I-Iall, which was named Tor
The IaTe LieuTenanT General Lesley J. -McNair,
commanding general oT Army Ground Forces,
who was Icilled by a bomb in France in July I944.
Major General Louis E. I-Iibbs, who com-
manded The 63d lnTanTry IBlood -and Firel di-
vision in The deTeaT oT Germany, is The presenT
commandanT oT The Field ArTilIery School, hav-
ing succeeded -Mfaior General Ralph McT. Pen-
nell on AugusT 30, I945.
OTher commandanTs, in addiTion To CapTain
Moore, General McGIachlin, General Pennell
and General I-Iibbs, have been Maier General
William J. Snow, Brigadier General Adrian S.
Fleming, Brigadier General Lfaurin L. Lawson,
Brigadier General Dennis I-I. Currie, Maior Gen-
eral ErnesT I-Iinds, Maior General George LeRoy
Irwin, Brigadier General DwighT E. AuITman,
Brigadier General William Cruilcshanlc, Maior
General I-Ienry W. BuTler, Brigadier General
AugusTine McInTyre, Brigadier General Donald
C. Cubbison, Brigadier General George R. Allin,
Brigadier General Jesmond D. Balmer and Maior
General Orlando Ward. I
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