d. The IMSA officer, who often doubles as the hospital medical supply officer,
normally has his office in the Materiel Branch of the MEDDAC or MEDCEN hospital.
The IMSA is an integral part of the AMEDD Activity or Medical Center
(MEDDAC/MEDCEN) located on the installation, and is staffed by qualified AMEDD
personnel. The Army MEDDAC/MEDCEN commander or a member of his staff who is
the IMSA is responsible for total medical supply support of all MEDDAC/MEDCEN
organizational activities and all designated units and activities on the installation and
within his assigned geographic area. The Chief, Logistics Division, is responsible to the
MEDDAC/MEDCEN commander for operation and maintenance of the IMSA.
e. The MEDDAC or MEDCEN hospital property book officer is located in the
Property Management Branch.
1-20. TABLE OF ORGANIZATION AND EQUIPMENT MEDICAL UNITS
Included in the Army-in-the-field operations is TOE medical units that fall under
the control of FORSCOM. These are combat service support type units. The TOE
hospitals are essentially organized the same as fixed hospitals. The unit supplies
officer requests medical materiel from the medical retail activity in his geographical
area. For all other supplies and equipment, such as vehicles or weapons, requests are
sent to the supporting consolidated supply officer who will obtain them for the unit.
1-21. A CAPSULE OF THE MEDICAL SUPPLY SYSTEM
Summarizing what has been discussed previously; we see that medical materiel
is the concern of the IMSA officer (medical supply officer). His source for medical
materiel is the Director of Medical Materiel, DPSC, which is the ICP for all common
a. Installation supply officers requisition the common items of supply and
equipment from the various commodity centers of the DLA (medical supplies from the
b. The supply center (for example, DPSC) directs a depot (which stores the
supplies) to ship the requisitioned materiel to the installation.
c. The IMSA officer receives, stores, and issues the materiel to the
organizations and users who have requested the items. In some cases, the
organizations receive materiel directly from the depot on a "throughput" (direct delivery)