Training for officers through the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Personnel with training in certain health occupations may qualify for direct appointment as officers. For those studying health professions, financial assistance and internship opportunities are available from the military in return for specified periods of military service. Prospective medical students can apply to the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, which offers a salary and free tuition in a program leading to a Doctor of Medicine (.) degree. In return, graduates must serve for at least 7 years in either the military or the . Public Health Service
I’m going to my first ever ball for the Navy in late October with my boyfriend. This article and these comments are so lovely, and so reassuring. Most of my fears have been vanquished! I’m still VERY nervous about the receiving line, and about my dress. The dress is pretty simple, floor length, and strapless with a modest neckline. I have two tattoos that will be visible, one on my back and one on my arm. The tattoos aren’t inappropriate or anything, I just really want to represent my sailor well! About the receiving line, I’m still not 100% on how that works. Is it just spouses of officers that go through, or just spouses? Or is it everyone? Thank you so much for this article, it’s lovely!
As in most militaries, members of the . Armed Forces hold a rank, either that of officer , warrant officer , or enlisted , to determine seniority and eligibility for promotion. Those who have served are known as veterans . Rank names may be different between services, but they are matched to each other by their corresponding paygrade .  Officers who hold the same rank or paygrade are distinguished by their date of rank to determine seniority, while officers who serve in certain positions of office of importance set by law, outrank all other officers in active duty of the same rank and paygrade, regardless of their date of rank.  Currently, only one in four persons in the United States of the proper age meet the moral, academic and physical standards for military service.