About a year ago an abstract of a German article on military geology appeared in the The Military Review (Command and Staff School, 1943) and called attention to the employment of a geological section of nine men by each German army. Every adversary of these forces has yielded reluctant admiration to their most skillful use of ground, and there is reason to believe that applications of geologic science have made substantial contributions to their successful exploitation of terrain. By their own admission, we know that they have used geology in administrative and operational problems, and it is logical to conclude that they have also found geology adapted to certain phases of military intelligence. This formal usage of military geology is presently in great contrast to its somewhat indifferent use, or even lack of use, by the Army of the United States. Indeed, in our Army less progress in military . . .