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.
Broader Terms:Army officer career branches
Narrower Terms:100th Medical Detachment Veterinary Services Headquarters
Related Terms:Army Surgeon General