departments, agencies, and organizations; to provide medical, veterinary, and dental
professional education and training for Army Medical Department (AMEDD) personnel;
and, as required or directed, of other Army personnel, members of other services or
Federal agencies, and authorized foreign national personnel within policies established
by Headquarters, Department of the Army.
Missions and functions of MEDCOM are performed through:
Medical department activities.
Regional dental activities.
The environmental hygiene agency.
Authorized field operating agencies.
The Army Medical Department Center and School.
Other medical education and training activities.
Through Army Medical Centers (MEDCENS) and U.S. Army Medical
Department Activities (MEDDACS), the Medical Command (MEDCOM) provides health
care services to eligible beneficiaries under the area support concept.
The Commanding General (CG) MEDCOM is responsible for
providing Army health services to authorized recipients in the United States and its
territories. He also:
Is the principal proponent and developer of concepts, doctrine,
materiel requirements, and organization for the health care system for the Army in field
Is the provider of the medical professional education and the
systematic, progressive, technical education of Army Medical Department personnel in
the field of health sciences.
Commands the Army's medical centers, hospitals, clinics, and
ancillary medical organizations that provide health services in his area of responsibility.