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60. HEADQUARTERS SECTION. The headquar- ters section is divided into a detachment headquar- ters, a regimental aid station squad, and a company aid squad.

a. Detachment

headquarters. The

detachment

headquarters

includes

the

regimental

surgeon,

a

non-

commissioned officer a record clerk.

who

acts

as

first

sergeant,

and

(1) The senior medical officer present with the regiment commands the medical detachment and is regimental surgeon. He serves as a special staff officer on the regimental commander's staff, and confers with other members of the staff on tactical and administrative matters.

(a) The regimental surgeon performs the fol- lowing duties:

  • 1.

    Organizes the medical detachment and as- signs personnel to the several sections.

  • 2.

    Conducts as much of the training of the de- tachment as is not given in conjunction with the training of combat elements of the regiment.

  • 3.

    Supervises the instruction of the regiment in personal hygiene, field sanitation, first aid, and malaria control.

  • 4.

    Makes medical and sanitary inspections, and keeps the regimental commander informed of the medical situation or status in the regiment.

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