1-11. FUNCTIONS OF THE SURGEON GENERAL OF THE ARMY
The Surgeon General is responsible for development, policy direction,
organization, and overall management of an integrated Army-wide health services
system. On health and medical matters, including the utilization of AMEDD professional
personnel, TSG has direct access to the Secretary of the Army and the CS. Equitable
consideration is given to the Active Army, the ARNG, and the Army Reserve in
a. The Surgeon General serves as Chief of the AMEDD; commands AMEDD
personnel, organizations, and facilities as assigned; and exercises technical staff
supervision over all other facilities and units of the Army involved in the delivery of
health services. The Surgeon General also acts as the Executive Agent for the DoD
when the MiIitary Selective Service Act is in force.
b. The Surgeon General has Army staff responsibility for the following:
(1) Planning, developing, programming, directing, and supervising health
services for the Army and for other agencies and organizations.
Establishing health standards for Army personnel.
Professional health education and training for the Army.
(4) Medical research, development, testing, and evaluation for the Army.
This includes medical aspects of defense against chemical agents and coordination of
Direction, evaluation, and coordination of medical automation systems of
(6) Direction, evaluation, and coordination of medical materiel and
maintenance programs, including materiel life cycle management.
(7) Technical review and evaluation of medical and non-medical materiel to
determine possible health hazards.
(8) Formulating policies and regulations concerning the health aspects of
Army environmental programs.
(9) Direction, evaluation, and coordination of worldwide command programs
designed to protect and enhance health by controlling the environment and preventing