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Appendix C

The United States Army Medical Service Corps

Zone of the Interior Hospital Positions Opened to Medical Administrative Corps Officers in 1941

Hospital Size
(in Beds)

Adjutant

MSO

Enlisted
Detachment
Commander

Mess
Officer

Asst.
Registrar*

Asst.
Adjutant

Asst.
MSO

Asst.
Enlisted
Detachment
Commander

Asst.
Mess
Officer

50, 75

 

2LT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100, 150, 200

1LT

2LT

1LT

 

 

 

 

 

 

250, 300, 350, 400

1LT

1LT

1LT

CPT

 

 

 

 

 

450

1LT

1LT

1LT

CPT

 

 

 

 

 

500, 600, 700

CPT

CPT

CPT

CPT

 

2LT

 

 

2LT

750, 800, 900

CPT

CPT

CPT

CPT

 

2LT

1LT

2LT

 

1,000

CPT

CPT

CPT

**

 

2LT

 

1LT

2LT

1,500, 2,000

CPT

CPT

CPT

**

1LT

2LT

2LT

1LT

1LT

*The registrar was required to be a Medical Corps officer.|
**The mess officer was required to be a Medical corps major in hospitals of 1,000 beds or greater.

Source: Clarence M. Smith, The Medical Department: Hospitalization and Evacuation, Zone of Interior, volume in series United States Army in World War II (Washington, D.C.: Office of the Chief of Military History, Department of the Army, 1956), p. 132.