a. Command Element. The company headquarters command element
provides command and control for the medical company. It is typically staffed with a
company commander, a field medical sergeant, a first sergeant and a unit clerk.
(1) Company commander. The company commander plans, directs, and
supervises the operations and employment of the company. The commander is also
responsible for training, discipline, billeting, and security of the company. This officer
also performs the duties of general surgeon.
(2) Field medical assistant. The field medical assistant coordinates the
functions of the company and assists the commander in company operations. This
officer coordinates the functions of the company.
(3) First sergeant. The first sergeant is the principal NCO assistant to the
company commander. This NCO advises the commander on technical and
administrative medical matters of the company and establishes reports control systems.
The unit clerk. The unit clerk performs unit personnel and administrative
b. Supply Element. The supply element provides the GS for the medical
company. It is typically staffed with a sergeant. It may also have the NBC NCO and
armorer attached to it. It is typically staffed with a supply sergeant, NBC NCO, and an
(1) Supply sergeant. This sergeant manages general supplies and
equipment. This includes requesting, receiving, storing, issuing, preserving, and
accounting for general supplies and equipment. It also includes inventory management,
salvage, and stock control for supply items.
(2) Nuclear Biological and Chemical Noncommissioned Officer. The NBC
NCO serves as company NBC operations NCO. This NCO assists in the preparation
and evaluation of NBC reports. The NBC NCO conducts and coordinates training on
methods and techniques of NBC defense at company level. This NCO also instructs
unit personnel in NBC procedures and explains the protective measures to be enforced
when confronted with NBC activities.
(3) Armorer. The armorer maintains the key control register for the weapon
storage area. The armorer issues and receives small arms. The armorer controls
weapons and ammunition in the arms room, secures weapons in the unit's arms room,
and performs small arms unit maintenance. The armorer turns in unserviceable
c. Motor Pool Element. The motor pool element provides unit maintenance for
track and wheel vehicles, for generators, and for C-E and refrigeration equipment. It is
typically staffed with a motor sergeant, light wheel vehicle mechanics, an equipment