Some only mildly diverting diversionary tactics within the Army Logistic Area No. Five pivot around the spotty career of Humphrey Hogan, Administrative Assistant. Kay Longstreet, a new secretary there, who shares her father's dreams of glory for his daughter wants to drive him onward and upward, but drops him when he shows no signs of getting anywhere; Georgina, an even fleshier piece, wants only to be had on her own terms- marriage- but proves to be more available; and Dawson, his superior, finds him ""obstreperous, obstinate and insubordinate"" and resorts to some fairly low chicanery to get rid of him. Humph starts cutting corners, gets kicked downstairs, sustains his long feud with Dawson with amazing resilience, and finally realizes that he will find a better life elsewhere- with Georgie... Some new variations on the old Army game, this takes some playful pokes at swivel chair planning, protocol and buck-passing procedure- but probably only men will find that the indoor sport within this procurement agency buys much humor.