Accession Number:

ADA528928

Title:

Correlating Medical Forces Forward

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

CENTCOM confronts medical support challenges unlike those found in other regions. Deployed medical forces must be able to handle a range of military operations in the most remote and austere region of the world. This medical support is further challenged by downsizing. To get more out of finite resources, the command is melding medical services into a coherent joint system to ensure a clear division of labor and greater unity of effort. Moreover, it is improving connectivity among medical forces in theater and those within CONUS using innovative means such as telemedicine. CENTCOM experience with joint medical services is an exemplar for other kinds of support.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE