Medical treatment is provided by the treatment platoon. It performs triage of
patients and provides medical treatment, within its capabilities, according to the
condition of patients. It returns patients to duty or evacuates them to the appropriate
facility. If their condition requires a level of treatment and care exceeding that of the
division, the patients are removed to an appropriate combat zone hospital.
The treatment element of the medical company is designed to operate from
mobile medical treatment facilities. These mobile MTF features are built-in equipment.
They require minimum time, therefore, to become operational. This allows the
treatment element to closely follow the maneuver brigades and provide more
a. Medical evacuation is provided for the less seriously ill, injured, or wounded
patients by the ambulance platoon of the medical company. These patients are
removed from battalion aid stations (and from those units not having battalion aid
stations) to the treatment platoon of the medical company. The more seriously ill,
injured, or wounded patients are evacuated by corps-level air ambulances (weather,
tactical situation, and availability permitting) to an appropriate combat zone hospital.
This is done based on the patient's condition and on the medical/surgical backlog of the
b. The ambulance company is equipped with M113 medical/evacuation vehicles.
These Ml13s are the same as the ones used in the maneuver battalion. The medical
evacuation vehicle (MEV) may be placed forward with the units from which they
evacuate, thus reducing response time. Equipping the unit with MEVs enables the
ambulance company to maintain the same mobility and survivability as the supported
unit. It also provides the ambulance company with the required level of ballistics
protection needed to operate in the battle support area.
A division medical supply (Class VIII) Level (Echelon) l of 3-5 days is maintained by
unit- and division-level medical elements (battle support and medical company). The battle
aid station submitted routine medical supply requests to the DMSO. Emergency requests
are submitted to the supporting medical company where they are either filled or are
forwarded to the DMSO. Requests that cannot be filled within the division are
forwarded to the supporting corps medical supply, optical, and maintenance (MESCOM)
battalion. Shipment of medical supplies forward is coordinated with the DISCOM
Movement Control Officer (MCO) or accomplished by backhaul on returning medical