Unnamed Inspector-General

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This "inspector-general" in "Knight's Gambit" is apparently part of the Reserve Officer Training Corps, which was officially organized in 1915 to train male college students in military tactics and discipline (205). He certifies the high quality of the R.O.T.C. program that Charles Mallison participates in as a student at the Academy in Jefferson. R.O.T.C. programs are usually based in colleges and universities, but according to Charles, "although the Academy was only a prep school, it had one of the highest R.O.T.C. ratings in the country," and the inspector-general assures him and his classmates that "when war comes" they will be almost automatically eligible for officer-candidate school (205).