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German Tactical Doctrine, Military Intelligence Service, Special Series No. 8, December 20, 1942
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The commander should not be troubled with details. To insure frictionless performances, there are definite assignments to staff positions and duties. Each staff maintains its prescribed strength. The tactical staff remains with the command echelon, whereas the supply and administration staff remains well to the rear, in the vicinity of the trains.

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