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Calling Up Reserve Officers
Medical reserve officers who served in World War II will find encouraging news in two developments in Washington, both aimed at delaying the call-up of these veterans. First action came from the Defense Department in the form of a new set of priorities. Army, Navy and Air Force Medical Departments will be required to observe these priorities in calling reserve officers. In general they parallel previous priority lists, but they are more simplified. Reservists are to be called in the following order: (1) medical and dental reserve officers who received all or part of their professional education in ASTP or V-12 and who have had no military service as medical or dental officers, (2) those who participated in ASTP or V-12 programs and who have had subsequent military service, with those having the least service to be called first, and (3) all other reserve officers, also
WASHINGTON NEWS. JAMA. 1950;144(4):320. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920040034015