h. Direct, supervise, act as consultant, and perform duties in the fields of audio
logy, entomology, nuclear medical science, podiatry, psychology, social work, sanitary
engineering, bacteriology, biochemistry, parasitology, immunology, clinical laboratory, or
i. Direct, command, and perform duties in both medical and general research
j. Perform duties as executive officer in medical centers, US Army community
hospitals, and designated field medical units.
k. Serve as faculty members of the AHS and other service schools providing
medical department instruction or serve as Assistant Professor of Military Science at
I. Serve as key staff advisor in MACOMs, Military Assistance Advisory Groups,
Mutual Security Agency, DA, and DoD.
m. Instruct and advise Reserve and National Guard elements.
n. Advise TSG on hospital construction.
o. Command Army community service facilities when authorized.
p. Serve as AMEDD personnel counselor to procure applicants for
q. Serve as public information officer and in duties related to medical illustration,
movie, television, and radio production.
r. Advise on installation of closed circuit TV systems in medical facilities.
a. Since 1917, nonprofessional AMEDD personnel have performed some of the
functions of the present MS that was organized in 1947, to include the former members
of the Sanitary, Medical Administrative, and Pharmacy Corps.
b. Medical Service Corps officers perform a wider variety of duties in support of
Army health services than do the members of any other officer corps of the AMEDD.
While the professional training of members of the other corps dictates the areas of
activity (dentists practice dentistry, physicians diagnose and treat patients, and so forth),
the MS includes administrators, scientists, educators, personnel
managers, engineers, aviators, information specialists, and those engaged in
professional practice, among others. Some MS members are already prepared to
exercise the specialty skills developed in college (psychologists and entomologists, for