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January 26, 1957


JAMA. 1957;163(4):294-295. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970390070024

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Insignia and Criteria for Flight Surgeons.—  The chief of staff, U. S. A. F., recently approved distinctive insignia for wear by physicians and dentists. The insignia for flight surgeons, which incorporate the basic design of the new medical insignia, are illustrated here. The requirements for the flight surgeons' ratings follow:

Chief Flight Surgeon 

Criteria.  Has been rated as senior flight surgeon or aircraft observer and has a minimum of 15 years' service on flying status while assigned to aviation medical duties, during which time he must have acquired a minimum of 1,500 hours of flying time; be physically qualified; currently on flying status; actively engaged in the practice of aviation medicine, and recommended for rating by the surgeon general, U. S. A. F.

Senior Flight Surgeon 

Criteria 1.  Has been designated a flight surgeon and has a minimum of seven years' service on flying status while assigned to

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