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(Io) The surgeon will be responsible for the health and
sanitation of the command, and within the commander's area
of responsibility. His detachment will be prepared to render
first aid and to provide hospitalization for troops. Aid
stations may be provided for injured civilians who may be,
if necessary, transferred to temporary field or local hospitals.
The surgeon will arrange for a sufficient number of military
and civilian ambulances.
(i1) The public relations officer serves as liaison between
the commander and representatives of the press, radio, and
other agencies disseminating information. He should know
all aspects of the situation, and be continuously available to
34. RELATIONS WITH STATE TROOPS AND
CIVIL POLICE. a. State troops. The State Guard as
such, is not subject to call, order or draft, into Federal
service. If the State troops remain in the disturbed area, after
having been unable to handle the situation without Federal
aid, their commander should be conferred with and an
agreement reached whereby his troops are made responsible
for a well-defined area. An Army officer does not take orders
from a State Guard officer, regardless of rank; nor is the
State Guard ever placed under Federal command, except
with the consent of the State.
b. Civil police. There should be mutual cooperation be-
tween military forces and civil authorities, including the
local and State police. Civil law enforcement authorities will
continue to discharge their normal duties, with the military
coping with the domestic disturbance in such ways as the
situation may require.
35. RELATIONS WITH CIVILIAN POPULATION.
Civilians should be treated with courtesy and respect, but
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