The Joint Medical Command: Boon or Bane for the Supported CINC
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI
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Proposals supporting the desirability of a Department of Defense unified Medical Command are not new. Their focus, however, has not been on its validity in relation to its impact on the Geographic Commands, but on the individual Services, and the Department of Defense as a whole. This paper argues that the establishment of a Department of Defense Joint Medical Command would be a boon to the Geographic Commander in Chief CINC as well as the Joint Task Force Commander JTFC. Specific instances where this is demonstrated will be proffered. A detailed description of the organizational and force structure of such a command will not be advanced as that is beyond the scope of this study.
- Medicine and Medical Research