(3) Platoon sergeant. The platoon sergeant assists the platoon leader in
supervising the operations of the platoon. This NCO assists with the technical and
administrative management of the platoon.
(4) Patient administration specialists. These enlisted specialists' process all
patients that are seen, treated, or admitted to the MTF. They perform administrative
duties and initiates medical records on patients being treated. In addition, they compile
statistical data pertaining to admission, diagnosis, treatment, and disposition of patients.
They also prepare and dispatch casualty reports.
(5) Single channel radio operator. The radio operator installs and operates
field communications equipment to transmit and receive messages in voice radio nets.
This includes remote, speech-secure, and retransmission equipment.
(6) Tactical communications system operator mechanic. This operator/
mechanic performs unit level maintenance on radio and wires communications
b. Treatment Section. This section operates the treatment facility that
receives, triages, treats and determines disposition of patients based upon their medical
condition. It also provides professional services in the areas of general surgery, internal
medicine and general medicine. In addition, it provides pharmacy, diagnostic,
laboratory and radiology support. It is typically staffed with emergency physicians, a
general medical officer, a PA, a section sergeant, a medical specialist, an operating
room specialist, a X-ray specialist, a medical laboratory specialist and an emergency
medical treatment NCO.
(1) Emergency physicians. These officers examine, diagnose, treat, or
prescribe the course of treatment for personnel in the initial phase of their disease
(2) General medical officer. This officer examines, diagnoses, treats and
prescribes course of treatment for patients.
(3) Physician assistant. This warrant officer performs general technical
health care and administrative duties. The warrant officer examines and treats, or
refers for treatment, sick or wounded personnel after diagnosis has been made of the
patient's condition. This assistant prepares and maintains records relating to care of
patients. The warrant officer supervises, or assists in supervising, enlisted specialists in
the use, care, maintenance, and economy of medical supplies and equipment.
(4) Section sergeant. The section sergeant assists with the administrative
and technical management of the treatment section. This sergeant prepares reports,
advises on supply economy procedures, and establishes stockage levels for supplies
and equipment. The section sergeant supervises the movement and the establishment
of the treatment section. The section sergeant supervises and instructs enlisted