Colonel Metcalfe Named Assistant Surgeon General
Col. Raymond F. Metcalfe, chief of the surgical service, Walter Reed General Hospital, Washington, D. C., has been appointed assistant to the surgeon general with the rank of brigadier general. He succeeds Brig. Gen. M. Augustus W. Shockley, who retired February 28, on his own application, after more than thirty years' service. A native of Salamanca, N. Y., the new assistant surgeon general graduated from the University of Buffalo College of Medicine in 1900 and the following year began his service with the army as assistant surgeon. During the World War, General Metcalfe served in France as chief surgeon of the thirty-sixth division and later of the First Army, participating in the Oise-Aisne and Meuse-Argonne operations. For his service in connection with the suppression of influenza epidemics in the American Expeditionary Forces, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal.
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