management of health services for the Army. As the Chief of the AMEDD, TSG
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 TSG also serves as Commander of the AMEDD
b. The Deputy Surgeon General of the Army. The Deputy Surgeon General
is a general officer of the MC who performs those duties prescribed by TSG and acts for
TSG when he is absent.
c. The Assistant Surgeon General of the Army. The Assistant Surgeon
General is a general officer of the DC who assists TSG in matters pertaining to dental
d. The Officer Corps of the Army Medical Department. The six corps are the
MC, the DC, the Veterinary Corps (VC), the Medical Services Corps (MS), the Army
Nurse Corps (AN), and the Medical Specialist Corps.
e. Warrant Officers of the Army Medical Department. A warrant officer is a
technician who performs highly specialized middle management duties that are above
the enlisted level but are too specialized for a commissioned officer to perform. General
duty areas of warrant officers, like enlisted personnel, are denoted by their miIitary
occupational specialty (MOS) code. The three AMEDD warrant officer categories are
physician assistant (MOS 011A), veterinary services technician (MOS 051A) and
biomedical equipment repair technician (MOS 202A). The AMEDD warrant officers
wear no distinctive insignia other than their normal warrant officer insignia.
f. Enlisted Personnel of the Army Medical Department. Enlisted personnel
are selected upon completion of basic training for specialist training in administrative
and technical medical areas. In combat, the medical soldier provides emergency
medical care for the wounded on the battlefield, evacuates the wounded by litter and
ambulance, and assists in the care of the wounded at each level of the medical
treatment and evacuation system.
g. Civilian Employees of the Army Medical Department. Civilians may be
employed as physicians, dentists, veterinarians, nurses, specialists in the sciences
allied to the practice of medicine, medical support and service personnel, contract
surgeons, and professional consultants. The civilian complement of the AMEDD
consists of US citizens and direct- and indirect-hire local nationals employed under
appropriate regulations issued by the US Civil Service Commission, the DA, and the
AMEDD. The primary consideration in the established of civilian positions is the
responsible and successful execution of the mission of the AMEDD.
h. Army Medical Department Facilities, Supplies, and Equipment. The
AMEDD also includes those facilities, supplies, and equipment that are necessary for
the AMEDD to carry out its mission and functions.