I am trying to find where I had read that at. In fact, I have read it a few different times. I have also seen a listing for a "1st Assistant Surgeon". I have not been able to find any regulations or such on an actual position of Junior Assistant Surgeon or, 1st Assistant Surgeon. Now, from reading articles after doing a "Google Search", the only thing I can come up with would be, basically as you guys have said (well, as Hank stated and, with what Noah said about Dr. Hammond). It's more of a level of seniority at an assignment say, to a Regiment? Where, if you have 2 Assistant Surgeons, I guess one would be considered a "Junior" and the other, maybe a Senior Assistant or 1st Assistant Surgeon???? I have been searching like crazy to find anything solid that supports these titles. I'm scratching my head trying to find information on this.