a. The fundamental mission of the Army Medical Department is to maintain the
health of the Army and conserve its fighting strength.
b. This basic mission has four primary aspects: the selective aspect; the
preventive aspect, the curative aspect, and the rehabilitative aspect. The
accomplishment of each aspect enables the Army Medical Department to fulfill its
mission of providing health services for Army personnel.
c. The Army Medical Department is headed by The Surgeon General and is
authorized professional, technical, and administrative personnel to carry out its mission.
d. The Army Medical Department contains six specialized corps. Each corps
has its own insignia (figures 1-1, 1-2, 1-3, 1-4, 1-5, and 1-6) and is assigned a
specialized area of responsibility (mission) within the overall AMEDD mission. Each
corps is staffed with the professional and technical experts required to fulfill its
e. The six specialized corps are the Medical Corps; the Dental Corps; the
Veterinary Corps; the Medical Service Corps; the Army Nurse Corps; and the Army
Medical Specialist Corps.