c. Deputy Commander for Veterinary Services. The Deputy Commander for
Veterinary Services is a VC officer who commands the veterinary activity. He provides
professional consultative services and staff advice for all matters pertaining to the
veterinary service; provides professional assistance to Federal and state departments in
emergency animal disease eradication programs when directed by higher authority; and
prepares and prepares and coordinates contingency plans for assisting the medical
commander in providing veterinary support during mobilization, natural disasters, or
other emergency situations. He also analyzes work methods and operational
procedures within the veterinary activity, establishes priorities of mission
accomplishment, and develops and conducts technical continuing education and
d. Chief of Staff. The CS is a MS officer who advises and assists the
commander on resources management and administration. He normally plans,
coordinates, directs, supervises, and controls the divisions and other administrative
elements within the administrative services. He prepares policy guidance directives;
evaluates resources utilization; serves as chairman of the Program-Budget advisory
Committee; coordinates overall MEDCEN planning for the support, reception, and
training of RC units and individuals; and monitors the administrative Services of the
MEDCEN hospital normally serves as the CS.
e. Command Sergeant Major. The Command Sergeant Major advises and
assists the commander and his staff on matters pertaining to enlisted personnel. He
serves as the president or a board member of the enlisted promotion boards, conducts
a professional development program for noncommissioned officers (NCO), monitors the
reenlistment program, and is responsible for the reception of new personnel.
Figure 2-3. Typical organizational chart of a MEDCEN.