exclusively to the direction of the responsible medical officer (surgeon) in regard to
destination and timeframe in which the patients are to be moved.
4-24. MEDICAL SECTIONS, DIVISION ARTILLERY
The organization of DIVARTY is shown in Figure 2-5 of lesson 2.
a. The DIVARTY commander has a staff surgeon, Medical Corps officer, who is
the DIVARTY surgeon and who is the only medical officer in DIVARTY (flight surgeon
in the air assault DIVARTY). The surgeon operates from DIVARTY headquarters
and has enlisted personnel, assigned to the headquarters battery medical section to
assist in establishing a small aid station to provide medical treatment for the DIVARTY
headquarters (Figure 4-8). The DIVARTY surgeon also exercises technical supervision
over the battalion medical sections.
Figure 4-8. Division artillery health service support.
b. Each field artillery battalion has a battalion medical section organic to
headquarters battery. It consists of a warrant officer (PA) and seven or eight
enlisted medical personnel, depending on the particular TOE. The section
includes the aid station element, an aid-evacuation team, and one battery aidman for
each firing battery and service battery. Evacuation from the battery to the battalion aid
station is by means of the organic ambulance. The battalion also performs their own
evacuation from the aid station to the supporting FSB treatment station under normal