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1. The Special Service Company is an independent, selfsustaining,
semimobile organization, trained and equipped
to provide recreational and informational services to troops
serving in a theater of operations. It is able to provide
forward echelons with services and facilities otherwise available
only in base sections.
2. The company may be assigned to an army, corps, or division,
in a theater of operations, or to an independent task
force. For administrative purposes it is attached to the
headquarters of such echelons.
3. Sufficient mess personnel enables it to operate cafeterias,
snack bars, and soup kitchens in addition to its own mess.
4. Motor vehicles provide complete transport for its equipment.
Shuttle methods enable its personnel to be transported
rapidly. Recreational activities, including mobile canteen
and exchange services, can be extended over a considerable
area with such transport.
5. Equipped and designed as infantry, the company is armed
with rifles and carbines, and is trained for defensive operations
against infantry attack in the areas appropriate to its
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United States. War Department. The Special Service Company., book, January 5, 1944; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc9907/m1/7/: accessed April 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.