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Army Medical Department

Definition/Scope: (DA Pam 600-3) The Army Medical Department (AMEDD) is a special branch of the Army whose mission is to provide health services for the Army and, as directed, for other agencies, organizations and military Services. Six separate officer Corps or branches provide the leadership and professional expertise necessary to accomplish the broad Soldier support functions implicit to the mission. Specific information on AMEDD officer professional and career development may be found in detail in DA Pam 600?4. OLD VERSION Established by the Continental Congress in 1775 as the Hospital Department. Includes six Army corps that report to the Surgeon General.



Acronym:

AMEDD

Broader Terms:

Army officer career branches
functional categories
US Army Medical Command

Narrower Terms:

100th Medical Detachment Veterinary Services Headquarters
AMEDD NCO Academy
Army Dental Corps
Army Medical Corps
Army Medical Specialist Corps
Army Nurse Corps
Army Veterinary Corps
Force Health Protection
Health Service Support
Medical Service Corps

Related Terms:

Army Surgeon General
Medical Force 2000
World Health Organization


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