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b. Regimental aid station squad. The regimental aid station squad includes the assistant regimental surgeon, the regimental dental surgeon, the assistant regimental dental surgeon, a medical sergeant (act- ing detachment supply sergeant), a podiatrist, a sanitary technician, and dental, surgical, and medi- cal technicians, a truck driver, and basic privates.

(1) ASSISTANT REGIMENTAL SURGEON. The assistant regimental surgeon establishes and operates the regimental aid station assisted by the regimental ;and assistant regimental dental sur- geons. He can be used by the regimental surgeon as a replacement for medical officers who become casu- alties in the battalion sections or to augment one of the battalion sections.

(2) REGIMENTAL DENTAL SURGEON. The regimental dental surgeon assisted by the assistant regimental dental surgeon operates the dental serv- ice. Both dental officers are trained in first aid, emergency care and treatment of the sick and wounded, and operation of the aid station, and can be used as replacements for medical officers of the regiment.

(3) MEDICAL SERGEANT. The medical ser- geant is in charge of the enlisted personnel of the regimental aid station squad. He also acts as the detachment supply sergeant; as such, his duties in- clude the replenishment and distribution of detach- ment supplies. He procures and distributes medical supplies as directed by the regimental surgeon. (See par. 62b.) He keeps the regimental surgeon informed of the supply needs of the detachment.

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