Accession Number : ADA264864


Title :   A Role for the Army Medical Specialist Corps in Nation Assistance


Descriptive Note : Study project,


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Standage, L S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264864.pdf


Report Date : 13 Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 38


Abstract : Regional crises or conflicts are the predominant threat to U.S. national security in the future. Peacetime engagement as an emerging U.S. national policy is a coordinated effort of political, economic, and military assistance to promote stability throughout the world. Military medical efforts can be a cost effective strategy to achieve this goal. This study promotes a proactive role for the Army Medical Specialist Corps in nation assistance. Army Medical Specialist Corps specialties have been involved in ad hoc nation assistance activities since the 1940s. An historical review examines specific capabilities and contributions made by each of the specialties. The Army Medical Specialist Corps can make a difference to host nation medical infrastructure development through nutritional and physical rehabilitation support, general preventive medicine, as well as the medical education and training. Future Army Medical Specialist Corps nation assistance activities, in other than an ad hoc fashion, will require development and promotion of specified concepts, policies and programs regarding an expanded and proactive role.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS , *NATIONAL SECURITY , *MILITARY MEDICINE , MILITARY STRATEGY , NUTRITION , PHYSICAL THERAPY , ECONOMICS , COST EFFECTIVENESS , POLICIES


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Military Intelligence
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE