Newsmap for the Armed Forces : Demobilization Program. Side: 1 of 2
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POINTS: Critical score reduced ate V-J Day (2 September 1945) to 80 points or enBsted men and 41 for WACS... Points earned since 12 May 1945
added to original score... New score figured on bass of (1) service credit of one point a' month for service from 16 September 1940 to V-J Day, (2)
overseas credit of one point a month for service ove seasfrom I16 September 1940 to V-J Day, (3) combat credit of five points for each battle participation
star and five points for each of certain decorations, (4) parenthood credit of 12 points for each child under 18 up to limit of three children (born
befoe J Day)o .. Decorations worh five points each include Distinguished Service Cross, Legion of Merit, Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross,
Sodiers Medal, Sronze tar, Air Medal and Purple Heart based on service prior to -J Day... Enlisted men with 85 or more points and WACS with
44 or more will continue to have highest priority on return and separation .. Enlisted personnel with required number of points will not be kept in Army
cause o f a" itary necessity" u unless hy are orthopedi c mehanics (wvo fit artificial limbs), transmitter attendants (radio) or electro-encephalographic
specialists (who operate electro-cardiac equipment) .. Mien so classified cannot be held more than six months after they become eligible for discharge.
MISCELLANEOUS: A man being discharged is usually on his way
to separation center 24 hours after arrival at port of debarkation ...
After 48 hours at separation center, processing is completed and
man can start home to resume civilian life ... We are still in "duration"
phase of "the duration and six months." V-J Day was official
date of armistice or cessation of fighting with Japan, but was not "date
of the termination of hostilities" specified in selective service act.
REDEPLOYMENT: Enlisted men who had critical scores of 45 or more
points on 12 May 1945 are being screened from units scheduled for redeployment
to Pacific,. They will be retained on active status in zone of
interior until they become eligible for discharge ... Men 37 years old, and
men who are 34, 35 and 36 years old and have had minimum of one year of
honorable service, also are being screened and will not be sent overseas...
But some men with low point totals will be shipped overseas to relieve men
there who are eligible to return home.
AREA AND POPULATION OF U. S. OCCUPATION
SQ. MI. 186,000
PREPARED AND DISTRIBUTED BY ARMY INFORMATION BRANCH, ARMY SERVICE FORCES * NAVY DISTRIBUTION BY EDUCATIONAL SERVICES SECTION, BUPERS, NAVY DEPT., WASHINGTON, D. C. * MONDAY, 24 SEPTEMBER. 1945 * WEEK OF 11 SEPTEMBER TO 18 SEPTEMBER * VOLUME IV NO. 23 F
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[United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch. Newsmap for the Armed Forces : Demobilization Program., poster, September 24, 1945; [New York, N.Y.]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc853/m1/1/: accessed April 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.