Brigadier General Theodore C. Bedwell Jr. succeeded Major General Otis O. Benson Jr. as Commander of the USAF Aerospace Medical Center at Brooks Air Force Base, Texas. General Bedwell comes to his new assignment from duty as chief surgeon of the Strategic Air Command.
Captain Etter Cited.—
Captain H. S. Etter, radiological medical director, U. S. Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory, San Francisco, was given the Pfizer Award of Merit at the Ninth Annual U. S. Civil Defense Conference in Minneapolis.
Dr. James H. Matthews, assistant chief of pulmonary disease service at the Oteen, N. C., Veterans Administration hospital, was appointed chief of the Veterans Administration's clinical research in pulmonary diseases with headquarters at the VA Central Office in Washington, D. C. He will also coordinate the large-scale VA-Armed Forces cooperative studies in pulmonary diseases. He succeeds Dr. James W. Raleigh, who left the