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USS Comfort hospital ship

Restricted Line and Staff Corps Specialties

Restricted line and staff corps officers may choose careers in the fields of intelligence, cryptology, oceanography, medicine, civil engineering, supply and aviation maintenance. They serve aboard ships, with aircraft squadrons and at shore bases around the world. Graduating midshipmen who are accepted to medical school may be commissioned in the Medical Corps even if physically qualified to serve in the unrestricted line.

Midshipmen who are not physically qualified to serve in the warfare areas but who can be commissioned as active duty officers can choose from a wide variety of alternatives and pursue a career all the way to the flag officer rank of admiral.
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