DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Reserve Commissioning Program.—
A bulletin explaining the Armed Forces Reserve Medical Officer Commissioning and Residency Consideration Program ("Berry Plan") for 1960 medical school graduates is now available. Copies of the bulletin and applications for participation in the program have been mailed to all students who graduated or will graduate in 1960.
Captain Newman Promoted.—
Capt. Langdon C. Newman, MC, USN, Commanding Officer of the Naval School of Aviation Medicine, was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral.
Rear Admiral Walter F. James, M. C., district medical officer of the ninth naval district since 1955, was retired in June after more than 34 years of active service. Admiral James was relieved by Rear Admiral Courtney G. Clegg, M. C., U. S. N., who took over his new assignment after a tour of duty in the fourteenth naval district, as fleet medical officer for the United States