American Field Service Bulletin American Field Service Service Automobile Americain Aux Armees Francaises September 8, 1917 No 10 Our esteemed Editor in Chief, John H. McFadden, Jr., being absent from the office on account of illness, we must beg your indulgence for the amateurish make-up of this number. The long contemplated project for the militarisation of our service is at last going to be realized. We shall, of course, lose some of our independence, but on the other hand, we shall gain in efficiency and stability. We shall be taken into the American army (not into the Red Cross) and we shall be detailed back to the French army so that there will be little disruption of the actual organisation, or in the character of the work done. Our officers will be given commissions in the American army and the men enlisted for the duration of the war. There are, of course, certain restrictions in law which may effect a few individuals, but we are given to understand that few men who have made good are likely to be excluded. We hope that a vast majority of the men will enlist so that the sections can go on without interruption and with the same traditions and esprit de corps. In the course of the next weeks, two army medical officers will visit all of the sections with Mr. Webster, who was formerly in our service and is now a lieutenant in the American army, to arrange for these enlistments.