Office of the Superintendent/Records of Reserve Training Groups: Appointment and Health Records of Naval Reserve Officers Assigned to the Second Naval Reserve Officers' Training School, 1941: Finding Aid
Published in September 2016
- Publisher: United States Naval Academy. Special Collections & Archives.
- Publisher Address:
589 McNair Road
Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5029, USA
- Call number: RG 405.2.4 Entry 135
- Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Archives
- Title: Office of the Superintendent/Records of Reserve Training Groups: Appointment and Health Records of Naval Reserve Officers Assigned to the Second Naval Reserve Officers' Training School
- Dates: 1941
- Size: 0.8 linear feet (2 manuscript boxes)
- Creator: United States Naval Academy. Superintendent
- Language(s) of material: English
- Abstract: Copies of orders directing officers to report to the Academy for temporary active duty, reports of physical examinations, and requests for quarters.
History of the Reserve Training Groups: World War II, 1941-45
Twelve groups of naval reservists were admitted to the Academy from February 14, 1941, to April 30, 1945, to received approximately 4 months of training as midshipmen in preparation for duty during World War II. The earlier groups were composed of V-7 reservists who were admitted to the Academy for 1 month of elimination training prior to being appointed reserve midshipmen. After appointment, the reservists underwent 3 months of engineering training and drills at the end of which they were commissioned as ensigns in the line of the Naval Reserve and ordered to active duty. With the exception of the first group, reserve midshipmen at the Academy received training only in engineering duties. The later reserve groups were made up of V-12 reservists, who usually underwent premidshipman training at one of the colleges or universities participating in the V-12 program before coming to the Academy for 4 months of training. Reserve midshipmen were housed in Bancroft Hall and were organized into a unit known as the "Reserve Battalion," under the general supervision of the Reserve Battalion Commander, who assisted the Commandant of Midshipmen in coordinating all matters pertaining to the Naval Reserve Midshipmen's School.
In addition to the reserve midshipmen classes, training was also offered at the Academy to classes of the Reserve Officers' Training Schools and V-5 instructors' classes. Records regarding this training have been maintained with the records of the Naval Reserve Midshipmen's School.
Description of Contents
This series contains appointment and health records of naval reserve officers assigned to the Second Naval Reserve Officers' Training School. Copies of orders directing officers to report to the Academy for temporary active duty, reports of physical examinations, and requests for quarters.
Arranged alphabetically by initial letter of surname.
Access and Use
Access is unrestricted.
Use is unrestricted.
Acquisition and Appraisal
RG 405 Records of the United States Naval Academy is the property of the National Archives and Records Administration. The materials are housed at the United States Naval Academy, William W. Jeffries Memorial Archives, an affiliated archive, as per a Memorandum of Agreement between the National Archives and Records Administration and the United States Naval Academy.
Related Archival Material
Appointment and health records of officers assigned to the First Reserve Officers' Training School are in Entry 134, and other records pertaining to that school are in Entry 133.
Materials Cataloged Separately
No materials have been removed from this collection and cataloged separately.
Processing and Other Information
Office of the Superintendent/Records of Reserve Training Groups: Appointment and Health Records of Naval Reserve Officers Assigned to the Second Naval Reserve Officers' Training School, RG 405.2.4 Entry 135
Special Collections & Archives Department
United States Naval Academy
Inventory prepared by David D'Onofrio in September 2016. Historical sketch and Scope and Content Note prepared by Geraldine N. Phillips and Aloha South in 1975.
Name and Subject Terms
- United States Naval Academy -- Students
- United States. Naval Reserve -- Officers
- Orders (military records)