1943 O.C.S. Miami Beach. As a buck private, I found myself at the bottom of the ladder. On the troop ship headed for Panama (after Fort Dix), the officers on the upper deck mingled with the nurses and looked down at us, GIs, crowded on a lower deck. So I decided I had to be an officer! After nine months in Panama, I was accepted at OCS Miami Beach. It was a twelve- week course. After six weeks, we could go elsewhere. One choice was Stat School at HBS which -of course- I chose. At HBS, they said that your choice of command or location will depend on your standing in the class: No.1 gets first choice. I was No.1, so I chose Washington D.C. or Hq AAF (Headquarters, Army Air Force). HBS gave me Australia. Fortunately, I ran into my old neighbor, Val Berger, who was a colonel (wow). He got me out of Australia and to Salt Lake City. I always wondered if the reason for the assignment was anti-Semitism. Among my classmates and friends at HBS were Bob Wagner (MBA 1936), Mayor of NYC ('54-'65), and Gene Zuckert (MBA 1936), Secretary of the Air Force ('61-'65). For a photo of Harold Warsawer see http://www.hbs.edu/institutionalmemory/images/timeline/harold_solo.jpg
A collection of poignant, humorous stories and reminiscences on the HBS experience from our community members, including alumni, staff, and MBA students.