dental care, to include operative and prosthetic treatment. Dental service cellular units
of TOE 8-670 provide this service.
k. Air Crash Rescue Service. This task requires immediate response to the
site of aircraft accidents. It provides entry to wreckage as necessary, extrication of
personnel, emergency medical treatment, evacuation, and in-flight treatment of patients
from crashed aircraft.
l. Prisoners of War and Civilian Medical Care. Prisoners of war must receive
the same quality medical care given our own troops. Emergency medical care and
limited quantities of medical supplies and equipment may be provided the local
populace as part of the civil affairs effort.
Section II. PLANNING AND DIRECTING THE CORPS
HEALTH SERVICE SUPPORT SYSTEM
THE CORPS SURGEON
a. We have considered what is to be done by corps level health service support.
We will now consider the persons and organizations responsible for planning,
supervising, and directing this health service support system--the corps surgeon and the
medical brigade commander. We will consider the corps surgeon.
b. The corps surgeon has his own medical section staffed with officers and
enlisted men to whom he delegates required tasks. The surgeon is a special staff
officer to the corps commander and has direct access to the commander on health
service matters. He is the principal staff advisor concerning the health of the command
and is responsible to the commander for all health service activities of the corps. The
surgeon section is prescribed by TOE, which prescribes grades and specialties of
personnel authorized, hilt does not dictate to the surgeon the internal organization of the
section. The corps surgeon designs it in the manner that will permit him too most
efficiently carries out his mission.
c. On the staff of the corps surgeon, there are officers of the Medical Service
Corps (patient, administration, operations, supply) and several senior medical
DUTIES OF THE SURGEON
The corps surgeon, a special staff officer, is responsible for keeping the corps
commander and staff informed concerning the health of the command and health
service support aspects of combat effectiveness and combat operations. As the
principal medical staff officer, he advises the corps (commander arid staff on all health
service support matters related to personnel, intelligence, operations, logistics, and civil
military operations. He does not command any medical units of the corps. His duties
normally include the following: