- Sep 26, 2011
I would like to propose a legislation relating to the navy
the naval department creation act
((the name should be Führungsstab des Heeres or Kommando Heer, KdoHeer instead of Großer Generalstab ?))
- the department of navy of the navy will be created
- The navy of the republic will be controlled by the department of navy and not by Ministry of War or the Großer Generalstab during war and peace
- the naval department will report to the chancellor and the assembly/conclave
Calling upon my long experience as Minister of War and as Chancellor during the Great War, I am of the opinion that this proposal is extremely unwise. Having a single department responsible for both Army and Navy has served us well. I claim particular credit for pushing through the expansion and modernization of our Navy that served us so well, and continues to do so as we dominate the seas and all possible competitors. Similarly, during wartime, the smooth coordination between Army and Navy provided by a single General Staff permitted us to conclude the Hedjaz war with minimal German casualties and modest expense.