THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
To all who shall see these
Know Ye, that reposing special trust
and confidence in the patriotism, valor, fidelity and abilities
Earl Brandt Becker I,
do appoint him Second Lieutenant for field Artillery in
The United States Army;
to rank as
such from the sixteenth day of September nineteen hundred and
eighteen. He is therefore carefully and diligently to discharge
the duty of the office to which he is appointed by doing and
performing all manner of things there as belonging.
And I do strictly
charge and require all Officers and Soldiers under his command to
be obedient to his orders as an officer of his grade and
position. And he is to observe and follow such orders and
directions, from time to time, as he shall receive from me, or
the future President of the United States of America, or the
General or other Superior Officers set over him, according to the
rules and discipline of War.
This commission to
continue in force during the pleasure of the President of the
United States, for the time being, and for the period of the
existing emergency, under the provisions of an Act of Congress
approved May eighteen, nineteen hundred and seventeen.
Given under my
hand at the City of Washington, this sixteenth day of September,
in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and eighteen,
and in the one-hundred and forty-third year of the Independence
of the United States
B. R. Coleman,
Assistant Secretary of War
March 16, 1923 at 11 o'clock
Clara L. Curtis Otis
by Hazel T.
Students' Army Training Corps Camp
is to certify that Earle B. Becker of Iowa State University has
successfully completed the course of instruction at the Fort
Sheridan Student's Army Training Corps Camp from July 18, to
September 16, 1918.
Specialty: if any
MUSKETRY---BAYONET---AUTOMATIC RIFLE ---HAND GRENADE---RIFLE
Remarks: A. -
Qualified as instructor in S. A. T. C.
E. W. McCaskey