a last thoughtMay 5 2009 at 4:09 PM
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|Nelson (no login)|
Response to officer's date of commission = Pay Entry Base Date?
It occurs, belatedly, that Herbert Victor Wiley's Pay Entry Base Date (PEBD) of May 10, 1911, occurred when he was 19 years old, but six days shy of his 20th birthday--a bit young to be a fully commissioned ensign in the U.S. Navy. I suppose it is possible that May 10, 1911, was his date of enlistment, but if so, it would appear that he was at once examined, accepted, and whisked off to the Naval Academy--not the usual route of passage or time of service needed to qualify for an appointment to the academy from the enlisted ranks. But what other explanation is likely, given that the PEBD of the other officers discussed is essentially the date each received his commission?
Wiley Was From Missouri - Jim Broshot on May 5, 2009, 8:30 PM