THE HEALTH SERVICES COMMAND AND ITS MAJOR ELEMENTS
Section I. THE HEALTH SERVICES COMMAND AND AREA SUPPORT
UNITED STATES ARMY HEALTH SERVICES COMMAND
The HSC is a MACOM under the jurisdiction of the HQDA. The HSC and Area
Support Headquarters is located at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
a. Mission. The mission of the HSC is to:
(1) Provide health services for the Army in the continental CONUS, the area
that formerly comprised the Canal Zone in Panama, Alaska, Hawaii, Johnston Island,
Guam, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (TTPI) which is comprised of 97
separate islands and atolls, and other areas and organizations as directed by the CS,
US Army (CSA).
(2) Provide medical, dental, and veterinary professional education and
training for AMEDD personnel and other personnel as directed.
b. Command Structure. Figure 2-1 shows the command structure of the HSC.
The various elements shown are discussed in Sections II and III of this lesson
c. Functions. The Commanding General (CG) of the HSC is responsible for
the following functions within the guidance provided by the CSA and TSG.
(1) Commanding and managing organizations, activities, and installations
as assigned by the CSA.
(2) Planning, programming, budgeting, organizing, and providing resources
for the operation of all HSC activities and installations, including assigned support
(3) Conducting medical combat development activities within the guidance
provided by TRADOC.
Developing doctrine, concepts, and systems for AMEDD units in the
(5) Conducting continuing medical, dental, and veterinary development and
study programs for improving the health care delivery system in support of the Army in
the field and for improving the organization and management of health care delivery