equitable consideration is given to the Active Army, Army National Guard, and Army
The Surgeon General (TSG) has Army Staff responsibility for such
Planning, developing, programming, directing, and supervising
health services for the Army.
Establishing health standards applicable to personnel of the
Health profession education and training for the Army.
Medical research, development, test, and evaluation for the
Army and for coordination of the Army-wide program in the biological sciences.
Direction, evaluation, and coordination of medical materiel and
maintenance programs including materiel life cycle management.
Technical review and evaluation of medical and nonmedical
Army materiel to determine possible existence of health hazards.
Formulating policies and regulations concerning the health
aspects of Army environmental programs.
Direction, evaluation, and coordination of worldwide command
programs to protect and enhance health by control of environment and prevention of
The Surgeon General (TSG) serves as Chief of the Army Medical
Department and commands Army Medical Department personnel, organizations, and
facilities as assigned and exercises technical staff supervision over all other facilities
and units of the Army involved in delivery of health services (see figure 1-2).
Other functions and responsibilities of TSG are listed in AR 10-5,
Organization and Functions, Department of the Army.
United States Army Medical Command (MEDCOM). The U.S. Army
Medical Command (MEDCOM) is a major Army command under the jurisdiction of the
Headquarters, Department of the Army, with headquarters at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
The mission of the Commanding General, Medical Command, is to
provide health services for the Army in the Continental United States (CONUS),
Panama, Puerto Rico, Alaska, Hawaii, Johnston Island, Guam, and Trust Territory of
the Pacific Islands (TTPI); as directed by the Chief of Staff, U.S. Army, for other