Army doctor works to get license after conviction overturned

Associated Press

SEATTLE — An Army doctor whose military conviction has been set aside is fighting to restore his medical license.

The Seattle Times reported that Maj. Eric Smith will retire with the pension and benefits due his honorable service but he is still working to get his right to practice Army medicine back.

A panel of senior Army officers has recommended against additional punishment for a doctor jailed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord on a drug charge based on results from a contaminated urine sample. His honorable discharge means he receives most benefits that any other serviceman would be awarded.

Smith said he worries he won’t be able to find work as a doctor in civilian life if he doesn’t have his Army medical license reinstated.

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