Bureau of Naval Personnel
Washington 25, D.C.
[stamped] 12 APR 1948
From: The Chief of Naval Personnel
To: Captain Arleigh A. Burke, USN.
Subj: Permanent Appointment pursuant to the Officer Personnel
Act of 1947 (Pub. Law 381, 80th Congress appd. 7 Aug.
Encl: (A) Permanent Commission
1. Enclosure (A) is forwarded herewith evidencing your permanent
appointment made by the series of AlNavs commencing with 198-47, or
by individual letter.
2. The date of rank assigned includes any adjustment, if appli-
cable, due to loss of precedence for inactive time.
3. This commission is to be retained by you. Another acceptance
and oath of office is not required.