There is a Medical Service Corps in the Army. The Medical Service Corps consists of—
(1)the Chief of the Medical Service Corps, who shall be appointed by the Secretary of the Army from among the officers of the Medical Service Corps whose regular grade is above captain;
(2)the assistant chiefs of the Medical Service Corps, who shall be designated by the Surgeon General from officers in that Corps and who shall be his consultants on activities relating to their sections;
(3)commissioned officers of the Regular Army appointed therein;
(4)other members of the Army assigned thereto by the Secretary of the Army; and
(5)the following sections—
(A)the Administrative Health Services Section;
(B)the Medical Allied Sciences Section;
(C)the Preventive Medicine Sciences Section;
(D)the Clinical Health Sciences Section; and
(E)other sections considered necessary by the Secretary of the Army.
In subsection (a), 10:156a (1st 20 words) is omitted as superseded by section
3067 of this title, which establishes the Medical Service Corps in the Army Medical Service. 10:156a (last 16 words of 1st sentence) is omitted as superseded by section
3012(e) of this title, which authorizes the Secretary of the Army to prescribe the duties of members of the Army. 10:81–1 (last sentence, less 5th through 14th words) is omitted as surplusage.
In subsection (b), the words “of the Regular Army in that corps whose regular grade is above captain” are substituted for the words “commissioned in the Medical Service Corps, Regular Army, in the permanent grade of major or above”. The words “If he holds a lower regular grade” are substituted for the words “if commissioned in permanent grade below colonel”. The words “is entitled” are substituted for the words “shall * * * have”. The words “ranks above” are substituted for the words “shall be superior in rank”.
In subsection (c), the words “is the Surgeon General’s consultant” are substituted for the words “who shall be consultants to him”.
A prior section
3068, acts Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 168; Sept. 7, 1962, Pub. L. 87–649, § 6(a)(1),
76 Stat. 494, contained substantially the same provisions as the present section but placed the upper limit for the rank of officers of the Medical Service Corps at colonel, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 89–603.
2011—Par. (5)(A). Pub. L. 111–383, § 594(1), substituted “Administrative Health Services” for “Pharmacy, Supply, and Administration”.
Par. (5)(C). Pub. L. 111–383, § 594(2), substituted “Preventive Medicine Sciences” for “Sanitary Engineering”.
Par. (5)(D). Pub. L. 111–383, § 594(3), substituted “Clinical Health Sciences” for “Optometry”.
1982—Par. (5). Pub. L. 97–295redesignated cls. (a), (b), (c), (d), and (e) as subpars. (A), (B), (C), (D), and (E), respectively.
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