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9. A certificate of proficiency signed by the Chief, Division of Militia Affairs, and the Surgeon General, United States Army, will be given to each medical officer of the Organized Militia who qualifies. Such certificate will exempt its holder from further examination on any of the subjects covered in the course. A medical officer who otherwise qualifies, and obtains an average of ninety per cent, will be considered proficient with honor, and such rating willobe shown in the certificate and the State so notified.

10. Officers who fail may be given a second, but not a third, examination.

11. The names of all medical officers of the Organized Militia who receive certificates of proficiency will be kept on file in the War Department. Such officers will be considered candidates possessing special qualifications for appointment as medical officers of volunteers.

[2302765, A. G. 0.] BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:

H. L. SCOTT,

Major General, Chief of Staff. OFFICIAL: H. P. MCCAIN,

The Adjutant General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

No. 44.

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WAR DEPARTMENT, WASHINGTON, July 22, 1915.

Before a general court-martial which convened at Madison Barracks, N. Y., November 3, 1914, pursuant to Special Orders, No. 251, Eastern Department, October 28, 1914, and of which Lieut. Col. Walter H. GORDON, 3d Infantry, was president, and Capt. Hugh D. WISE, 3d Infantry, judge advocate, was arraigned and tried

Capt. Edgar W. Miller, Medical Corps.

CHARGE.—“Drunkenness on duty in violation of the 38th Article of War."

Specification 1.—"In that Captain Edgar W. Miller, Medical Corps, U. S. Army, while on duty as The Surgeon, at Fort Ontario, New York, was found drunk. This at Fort Ontario, V. Y., on the 13th day of October, 1914."

Specification 2.-“In that Captain Edgar W. Miller, Medical Corps, U. S. Army, while on duty as The Surgeon, at Fort Ontario, New York, was found drunk. This at Fort Ontario, N. Y., on the 14th day of October, 1914.”.

Specification 3.—"In that Captain Edgar W. Miller, Medical Corps, U. S. Army, while on duty as The Surgeon, at Fort Ontario, New York, was found drunk. This at Fort Ontario, N. Y., on the 15th day of October, 1914.”

Specification 4.-“In that Captain Elgar W. Miller, Medical Corps, U. S. Army, while on duty as The Surgeon, at Fort Ontario, New York, was found drunk. This at Fort Ontario, N. Y., on the 17th day of October, 1914."

ADDITIONAL CHARGE.—"Conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline.”

Specification 1.-"In that Captain Edgar W. Miller, Medical Corps, being on duty as the surgeon at Fort Ontario, N. Y., and it being his duty as surgeon to make the Saturday inspection of the hospital at said post, did fail and neglect to perform said duty. This at Fort Ontario, N. Y., on or about October 17, 1914."

Specification 2.—“In that Captain Edgar W. Miller, Medical Corps, having been directed by his commanding officer to report to said commanding officer or the adjutant daily at eleven o'clock a. m., did fail and neglect to obey said direction. This at Fort Ontario, N. Y., October 17, 1914."

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To which charges and specifications the accused pleaded as follows:

To the Charge and to the Specifications of the Charge, "Not Guilty."

To the Additional Charge and to the Specifications thereof, “Guilty."

FINDINGS. Of the Charge and of the 1st and 4th Specifications thereof, “Guilty."

Of the 2d and 3d Specifications, “Xot Guilty."

Of the Additional Charge and of the specifications thereof, "Guilty.”

SENTENCE.

"To be dismissed the service of the United States."

The sentence having been approved by the convening authority and the record of trial forwarded for the action of the President under the 106th Article of War, the following are his orders thereon:

THE WHITE HOUSE,

Washington, July 19, 1915. The sentence of the general court-martial in the foregoing case of Captain Edgar W. Miller, Medical Corps, is confirmed, but is commuted to the loss of fifty files on the lineal list of captains of the Medical Corps.

WOODROW WILSON. [2246951, A. G. 0.] BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:

H. L. SCOTT,

Major General, Chief of Staff. OFFICIAL: H. P. MCCAIN,

The Adjutant General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

No. 45.

WAR DEPARTMENT,
WASHINGTON, July 26, 1915.

Before a general court-martial which convened at Tientsin, China, pursuant to Special Orders, No. 32, Philippine Department, February 8, 1915, and of which Maj. FRED W. SLADEN, 15th Infantry, was president, and First Lieut. BenJAMIN F. CASTLE, 15th Infantry, judge advocate, was arraigned and tried

First Lieut. Robert G. Caldwell, 15th Infantry.

CHARGE I.—“Drunkenness on duty, in violation of the 38th Article of War."

Specification.-"In that First Lieutenant Robert G. Caldwell, 15th Infantry, U. S. Army, being in command of Company I, 15th Infantry, U. S. Army, and the Hanku-Tongshan District, China, was found drunk. This at Tongshan, China, on the second day of December, 1914,”

CHARGE II.--"Conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline, in violation of the 62nd Article of War."

Specification.-"In that First Lieutenant Robert G. Caldwell, 15th Infantry, U. S. Army, while in command of Company I, 15th Infantry, U. S. Army, and the Hanku-Tongshan District, China, and while drunk, did fire a loaded revolver in the yard of his quarters, and did cause his Chinese No. 1 boy, Shao, to fire a loaded revolver in the yard of his, (First Lieutenant Robert G. Caldwell's), quarters, thereby frightening and terrifying his, (First Lieutenant Robert G. Caldwell's), Chinese servants. This at Tongshan, China, about 8:30 p. m. on the second day of December, 1914.”

ADDITIONAL CHARGE.—“Conduct unbecoming an officer and gentleman, in violation of the 61st Article of War,"

Specification 1.-"In that First Lieutenant Robert G. Caldwell, 15th Infantry, having been furnished by his Commanding Officer, Colonel John C. F. Tillson, 15th Infantry, with the following unfavorable entry of fact on his efficiency report for the year, 1914, to wit:

‘H. Has he been given to habits of intemperance at any time during the period covered by this report? If so, state particulars. (Fact.)

2. Yes. His trial by General Court-Martial for drunkenness on duty has been recommended. The particulars are

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