(6) Advising the commander on the training and use of dental personnel in
Active Army TOE units.
Section IV. OVERVIEW OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT
MISSION OF THE ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT
a. The mission of the AMEDD is to maintain the health of the Army and
conserve its fighting strength. The AMEDD provides health care to eligible personnel in
peacetime while, at the same time, preparing to provide health support to the Army in
time of war, international conflict, or natural disaster.
b. The accomplishment of this mission requires the development and execution
of coordinated plans and programs designed to provide the best possible health
services in war and peace to eligible personnel within available resources. This
involves the following areas:
The establishment of health standards.
(2) The selection of medically fit personnel and the disposition of the
The application of effective means of CS preventive and curative
(4) The execution of the approved Medical Research, Development,
Test, and Evaluation (ROTE) Program.
(5) The application of effective means of medical education and
c. The AMEDD has responsibiIity for providing complete health services to Army
personnel in peacetime and during time of war and, under certain circumstances, to
personnel of other agencies and organizations as prescribed by regulations.
d. Each component of the AMEDD contributes, in its particular sphere of
responsibility, to the accomplishment of the mission and functions of the department.
The AMEDD is composed of the following:
a. The Surgeon of the Army. The Surgeon General (TSG) is a general officer
of the Medical Corps (MC). He is the principal advisor to the, Dental Corps (DA), for all
health and medical matters pertaining to the Army. Under the guidance and supervision
of designated Army general staff agencies, TSG has Army staff responsibilities for the