JOIN BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. –
Naval Health Clinic Charleston Commanding Officer Capt. Dale Barrette, right, and Lt. j.g. Haley Bouchard, physician assistant, cut the cake during NHCC's celebration of the 70th birthday of the Medical Service Corps Aug. 4 at NHCC. After the outbreak of World War II, on Aug. 4, 1947, President Harry Truman signed the Army-Navy Medical Service Corps Act, establishing a permanent officer category to complement the existing medical department officer corps.