THE PRACTICAL NURSE IN THE AMEDD
Section I. REVIEW OF THE AMEDD
THE ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT (AMEDD)
a. The personnel who comprise the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) are
assigned to medical units and to positions that call for personnel with specialized health
service training. The AMEDD consists of the following.
(1) The Office of The Surgeon General.
(2) The six officer corps.
(a) The Medical Corps (MC).
(b) The Army Nurse Corps (AN).
(c) The Dental Corps (DC).
(d) The Veterinary Corps (VC).
(e) The Medical Service Corps (MS).
(f) The Army Medical Specialist Corps (SP).
(3) Warrant Officers.
(4) Enlisted personnel.
(5) Civilian employees.
(6) AMEDD facilities, supplies, and equipment necessary for the mission.
b. The mission of the Army Medical Department is to maintain the health of the
Army and conserve its fighting strength. Care is provided for eligible personnel in
peacetime and, at the same time, preparations are made for health support of the Army
in time of war, international conflict, or natural disaster. The four major functions of the
(1) The selection of only the physically and mentally fit persons for military