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REDEPLOYMENT AND SEPARATION OF MEDICAL DEPARTMENT OFFICERS
Following is the text of the official announcement released by the Office of the Surgeon General, U. S. Army, relative to the discharge of Medical Officers.—Ed.V-E Day found the War Department with approximately 65 per cent of its Medical Corps officers overseas, the largest number in the European and Mediterranean theaters, the others principally in the Pacific. Some time prior to the announcement of V-E Day the War Department had completed its planning for redeployment, readjustment and discharge. This plan provided for discharges of enlisted personnel in relation to the declining requirements of a one front war, based on length of service, length of overseas service, combat activity, decorations and number of dependents. The composite score was known as the Adjusted Service Rating. The separation of officers was not tied down initially to a specific Adjusted Service Rating although
MEDICINE AND THE WAR. JAMA. 1945;128(15):1104–1108. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860320046018
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