Accession Number:

AD1159387

Title:

Larger Wars and a Smaller Army Health System: How Should the Army Health System Evolve to Support Large-Scale Combat Operations?

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Monograph]

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2020-05-21

Pagination or Media Count:

48

Abstract:

This study is a critical examination of Army Health System support to II Corps in the Tunisia Campaign in North Africa from 1942-1943. The Army Health System provided health service support to the 90,000 soldiers of II Corps in the inaugural campaign in the Mediterranean. This paper seeks to answer the question of how the Army Health System should evolve to support large-scale combat operations of today and the future. It presents the Army Health System of II Corps in the Tunisia Campaign and the contemporary Army Health System and large-scale combat operations, each as a case study. The study concludes that the Army Health System of World War II successfully generated the hospitalization and evacuation structure to support the Allied win in Tunisia. In contrast, the Army Health System of today is not adequate to support mission success in the rigors of large-scale combat operations.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Weapons Effects (Biological)

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]