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Making History Rhyme: Defining Future AMEDD Tailored Advanced Services through the Prism of Auxiliary Surgical Group (ASG) Support in the European Theater of Operations (ETO).

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Technical Report,26 Jun 2017,24 May 2018

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US Army School for Advanced Military Studies Fort Leavenworth United States

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The potentially preventable death rate for Iraq and Afghanistan from 2001 until 2011 was determined to be up to 25.0 , with 87.0 dying before reaching surgical capabilities and 13.0 dying of shock because of a lack of aggressive prehospital resuscitation, by a multidisciplinary panel of physicians after their review of the autopsy and medical records of US combat deaths. Each preventable death required immediate, on-the-spot access to the most advanced care and unavoidable delays because of ongoing combat operations. Since Operation Desert Storm, the United States has enjoyed unparalleled freedom of maneuver in the air and land domains that has allowed for the employment of Army Medical Department AMEDD aeromedical assets for casualty evacuation. Over this time, potential adversaries have gained the ability to deny or disrupt capabilities or capacity of the Army to access these domains through integrated anti-accessarea-denial capabilities A2AD. From 2015 to 2017, the Joint Staff received 14 emergent requests for 21 surgical teams but was unable to source three validated requests for forces RFF. This study produced a DOTMLPF-P solution to mitigate the Armys need for advanced tailored medical services that can support emergent requests and operations over the range of military operations against any adversary and decrease died of wounds and potentially preventable death rates.

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  • Medicine and Medical Research

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