c. Officers of the AN Corps exercise command only within their branch or over
persons placed under their charge. They maintain technical control over personnel
engaged in nursing in Army medical treatment activities.
3-38. POSITION TITLES
a. The title "Chief" identifies the AN Corps Officer who heads a division,
department, branch, service, or section.
b. The title "Director" designates an AN Corps Officer who heads a department
of a center headquarters, a research institute headquarters, or who heads a military
education institute or course.
c. The title of the AN Corps Officer who acts as the chief or director in the
absence of the chief or director in positions named above is "Assistant Chief" or "Deputy
Director," as appropriate. This officer performs duties prescribed by the chief or
d. The title of the AN Corps Officer who is the head of nursing of a unit in a
medical treatment activity is "Clinical Head Nurse." An assistant clinical head nurse is
officially designated as appropriate.
e. The title of the AN Corps Officer who gives direct nursing care in a unit in a
medical treatment activity is "Clinical Staff Nurse."
3-39. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF OFFICER POSITIONS
a. The Chief, AN, serves as advisor, consultant, and representative of TSG on
policies, procedures, activities, and other matters pertaining to nursing, personnel in the
Army, and the AN Corps .
b. The Chief, Nursing Division of a major Army headquarters, which (such as US
Army Health Services Command) acts as advisor and consultant to the command on all
matters pertaining to nursing, nursing personnel, and the AN Corps.
c. The Chief, Department of Nursing of an Army MTF is responsible to the
hospital commander for nursing practice for the organization, direction, control, and
supervision of nursing personnel and for nursing programs and activities. The Chief,
Department of Nursing is responsible to the Chief, Professional Services for nursing
activities required to support medical plans, policies, and treatment programs and for
interpreting nursing plans, policies, directives, and activities. The Chief, Department of
Nursing also coordinates requirements for support of nursing services to patients with
chiefs of administrative divisions and branches.