all pay accounts adjusted to date and is properly clothed and equipped. The center may
be located in the corps rear area, when the medical situation is aided by such a location.
e. Treatment. Each company is designated as to the type of exercise
conducted: light, moderate, and heavy exercise. Light exercise companies stress the
building of strength with mild endurance and with activities requiring agility. Moderate
exercise companies provide a combination of moderate strength building, endurance
developing, and agility activities. Heavy exercise companies emphasize development of
endurance and agility with less stress on the building of strength. Patients are used to
the fullest extent possible as instructors and platoon leaders. Patients are screened
upon entering the center to determine if they have the qualifications to perform these
duties. However, these individuals are returned to duty as soon as they are capable and
are not retained as instructors.
Section IV. MISCELLANEOUS UNITS
AND EQUIPMENT 8-287)
a. Mission. The MEDSOM unit (COMMZ) provides medical supply, optical
fabrication, and maintenance support to a TO.
b. Organization and Assignment. The MEDSOM unit (COMMZ) is organized
under the same TOE as the MEDSOM unit (combat zone) (para 5-25). The organization
is shown in Figure 6-8. It is assigned to the MEDCOM as required.
c. Capabilities. The MEDSOM unit (COMMZ) is capable of supporting a force of
up to 64,000 COMMZ troops and providing backup support to the MEDSOM unit (combat
zone). It receives, classifies, and issues up to 22.4 short tons of medical supplies daily.
It provides storage for up to 1,792 short tons of medical supply. The MEDSOM unit
(COMMZ) maintains a 60-day stockage objective for COMMZ units, plus that portion of
the theater stockage objective not positioned in the corps operational areas (normally 50
days, since the MEDSOM unit (combat zone) in each corps normally maintains a la-day
stockage objective. The MEDSOM units (COMMZ) perform maintenance on medical
materiel and fabricates and repairs spectacles.
6-24. AREA MEDICAL LABORATORY AND EXPANSION TEAMS, TABLE OF
ORGANIZATION AND EQUIPMENT 8-650)
a. Mission. To provide area medical laboratory services within the TO.
b. Assignment. These teams are assigned to the theater Army MEDCOM in the
COMMZ or to the medical brigade/group in the combat zone.