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The Blue Book “Regulation for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the UNITED STATES”. Frederick William Ludolf Gerhard Augustin von Steuben, a Prussian Major General, was appointed temporary Inspector General by General Washington at Valley Forge. Through von Steuben and the Blue Book, American NCOs begin to gain their unique authorities and responsibilities.


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