single vision lens optical fabrication support. The supporting corps MESCOM provides
multi-vision lens fabrication support.
g. Mass Casualty Situations. Owing to the lethality, mass destruction, and
disabling capacity of modern and projected nuclear, conventional, chemical, and
biological enemy weapons systems, medical units can be expected to be confronted
with mass casualty situations. The management and handling of these situations
severely tax the division or corps medical support systems. In such situations, the
division, when possible, shifts its treatment and evacuation resources to meet the
situation. When necessary, additional evacuation resources and treatment elements
may be requested from the corps medical brigade/group. Key to the management of
mass casualty situations is the employment of on-site triage and emergency medical
treatment teams, effective communications, and skillful employment of air and ground
ambulances. The rapid buildup of evacuation assets at the mass casualty location to
provide expeditious movement of patients to all available medical treatment facilities
helps to ease the situation. This movement dissipates the medical workload by
distributing casualties equitably among the treatment facilities according patient's
condition and to the treatment facility's capabilities.
4-42. COMPANY HEADQUARTERS
Functions and personnel of the medical company are discussed in the following
paragraphs. They are divided into the elements of the company. Duties are discussed
in general and not intended to be all-inclusive. The company headquarters (see
Figure 4-13) provides command control of the medical company. It provides general
and medical supply support and unit maintenance for track and wheeled vehicles, for
NOTE: Personnel resources are subject to change and the latest TOE/MTOE should
be checked for current staffing.
Figure 4-13. Typical organization and staffing of company headquarters, medical
support company and main support battalion.