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COMMISSIONS FOR PSYCHIATRIC SOCIAL WORKERS
The U. S. Army has reserve commissions available for psychiatric social work officers in the new program of the Neuropsychiatric Consultants Division. Commissions in the Organized Reserve Corps are available to all who qualify educationally and physically with no reference to prior military service. The rank of individual commissions will be commensurate with professional experience and training. Minimum requirement for commission is a master's degree from an approved school of social work, with a major in case work. Applicants with one year's experience can qualify for a first lieutenant's commission and with four additional years for that of captain. Twelve years of experience and training will meet the requirement for the rank of major. At the time of commission, the reserve officer may make application for duty of short periods of ninety days or for extended periods of at least three years. There
GOVERNMENT SERVICES. JAMA. 1948;138(15):1102-1103. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900150032013