A first lieutenant in the dental corps of the army rises to captain in three years, to major in 12, to lieutenant-colonel in 20, to colonel in 26.
A first lieutenant chaplain rises to captain in four years, to major in 14, to lieutenant colonel in 20, to colonel never.
Only the chief of all chaplains becomes a colonel, whereas the chief of the dentists, veterinarians, surgeons, becomes brigadier-general.
The inequity of this situation was pointed out last week by a large committee of Protestant divines. The committee further pointed out that the present law...