Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations
Opnav Washington, Jan. 4, 1918 MJK
CS COS 2669
2669. Personal for Admiral Benson. First Lord informs me King enquired as to decision concerning my appointment honorary member Admiralty Board. This honorary membership would in no sense change my present position but would permit my attending all meetings at which important matters are discussed. I would of course have no voice and decisions would not interfere with our freedom of action. The personal message sent upon suggestion Sir Eric Geddes who believes appointment would not only result in increased efficiency of cooperation but would have good effect.