Captain Carroll T. Bonney, U. S. Navy, became the commanding officer of the University Naval ROTC program yesterday when he assumed the post left vacant by the retiring Captain C. H. J. Keppler.
Captain Bonney, Annapolis '20, was a NROTC instructor at Yale University from 1936 to 1938, at which time he was transferred to the submarine base at New London in the capacity of executive officer. In January, 1943, he was placed in charge of Submarine Squadron 14 an remained at that post until given command of a Pacific-bound assault transport in September, 1944.
In August, 1945 Bonney was appointed Deputy Commander of Service Squadron 10, the Naval logistics unit for all territory west of Hawaii, which later became known as Admiral Nimitz's "secret weapon." He held this post until his transfer to the University NROTC program was announced.
Navy to Pay Trainees
In anticipation of the signing of a bill now on the President's desk, Bonney announced that the training unit would operate under two separate plans next fall: the pre-war policy, ending in a commission in the Naval Reserve; and, under the new bill, a system whereby the trainee would sign a contract with the Navy, agreeing to serve for two years in the regular Navy after graduation and to remain in the Naval Reserve enough additional time to complete six years of duty.
Bonney expects to receive five times the number of applications acceptable under quota restrictions, even though the quota's pre-war level of 200 has been raised to 296, and announced that of this number only 100 may be Freshmen.