Dear all Could any of you tell me what "O.A.R.D." stands for in the following context, taken from "The Three Soldiers" by Dos Passos: Time: 1917 Location: a training camp somewhere in USA. Fuselli, the american soldier, is one of the main three characters in the book. He is ambitiously anxious to become a corporal. All the time he tries to make a good impression. Mabe is his girl at home.