d. Combat Critical Military Skills. The combat critical skills will enable the
medical NCO to act in coordinating medical unit operations with the movements of the
fighting unit. He must also be ready to act as part of the fighting unit, if this role should
MEDICAL ASSIGNMENTS AS A MEDICAL NON--COMMISIONED OFFICER
a. Tables Of Organization And Equipment. Most of the medical NCOs will be
assigned to units organized under "Tables of Organization and Equipment" (TOE). In
these assignments, the medical NCO may evaluate, diagnose, and treat minor
conditions as seen on sick call. Medical NCOs will be authorized at aid stations,
dispensary/clearing platoons, and emergency treatment stations.
b. Tables Of Distribution And Allowances. In some parts of the "Tables of
Distribution and Allowances" (TDA) units, the medical NCO will be authorized. The
primary locations for the medical NCOs in these units will be in the various outpatient
clinics and the emergency rooms. Many of these positions were formerly held by
91C20/30 (practical nurse) personnel. The medical NCO would probably be assigned
as the noncommissioned officer-in-charge (NCOIC) at these locations.
Section II. LEADERSHIP
Leadership is a developed skill. Like any skill, it must be learned and practiced in
order to become fully developed and professional. A good leader can give directions
and instructions with the knowledge that those under his direction will follow no matter
what problems are encountered. Such trust and faith in leadership must be developed
and earned over time. A good leader can establish such a relationship with those under
his guidance. Both peacetime and wartime situations for medical personnel require this
kind of relationship. Take the time to practice the principles of good leadership
contained in this section. This information is excerpted from FM 22-100, Military
Leadership. If further guidance is required, read the entire field manual and the
supplementary civilian texts recommended there.
ATTRIBUTES OF LEADERSHIP
The primary factors of attributes of leadership can be divided into three general
a. The kind of person he should be.
b. Those kinds of information and skills a leader should know.
c. The kinds of actions a leader should do.