Accession Number:

ADA402669

Title:

Force Medical Protection Strategy, January 1998

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL DEPT CENTER AND SCHOOL FORT SAM HOUSTON TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The overall emphasis for Force Medical Protection is Protecting our Forces Now and in the Next Century. The President in Presidential Review Directive NSTC-5, Development of Interagency Plans to Address Health Preparedness for and Readjustment of Veterans and Their Families After Future Deployments directed this concept or strategy. The forces driving Force Medical Protection include the National Military Strategy, Joint Vision 2010, advancing technologies, the revolution in American Medicine, and the fact that we do not want any more illness events similar to what occurred in the Gulf War. This Force Medical Protection strategy supports the National Security Strategy objectives of enhancing our security with effective diplomacy and with military forces that are ready to fight and win, bolstering Americas economic prosperity, and promoting democracy abroad. Force medical Protection is a conceptual framework for developing and providing medical services to support the CINCs warfighting mission now and into the 21st Century. Force Medical Protection builds on lessons leaned since the Gulf War and the principals contained in the Nation Security and Military Strategies, and Joint Vision 2010. It also supports the National Military Strategy objectives of For ward Presence and Power Projection. Full Spectrum Health focuses on three pillars, Healthy and Fit Force, Casualty Prevention, and Casualty Care and Management. The implementation of these three pillars 1 delivers upon demand to the warfighering CINCs, a healthy, fit and medically ready force 2 counters the health threat to the deployed force and 3 provides critical care and management for combat casualties.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE