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December 8, 1923

NEW APPOINTMENT AND PROMOTION POLICY FOR ARMY MEDICAL RESERVES

JAMA. 1923;81(23):1955-1956. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650230039017
Abstract

Elsewhere in this issue 1 are the new regulations of the War Department governing appointment and promotion in the medical sections of the Officers Reserve Corps. The evident purpose is to give to the medical profession a more satisfactory basis for appointment and promotion, and one free from the objectionable features of former requirements. Under these new regulations, promotion in the reserve is given on the impartial and incontrovertible basis of length of commission. A man who serves five years in one grade, and who has normally developed in his profession, is eligible for promotion to the grade above, provided he is physically qualified for a commission. Professional examination is waived for promotion from the lowest grade to the highest, with one notable exception. The reserve officer who passes from the grade of major to lieutenant colonel must be tested to determine his fitness for the administrative responsibilities of the

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