Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels
16 Nov. 
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1490. My recommendation in dispatch fourteen zero five regarding changes in naval attache made after reference to American ambassador who fully approves period. Is it understood that Sims will have additional duty as Naval attache and will be subordinate to American ambassador only in such matters as would ordinarily in peace time come under Naval attache period. This change does not or cannot affect the status of Admiral Sims as senior officer in these waters.
Referring your ten eight nine do not recommend Captain Jones for appointment Holland as this duty should be performed by a younger and more active officer. He would do well for Japan if a suitable retired officers is not available. BENSON.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.