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Mission

Serves as the command advisor for all medical and health readiness matters. Promotes the integration of force health protection and health  promotion principles and provides staff supervision over all aspects of health care.  Facilitates and coordinates unit, individual, and leader development medical training curriculum in a disciplined combined arms training environment.  Advises on future force medical research development and medical capabilities integration to provide healthy and physically fit Soldiers to support Army Readiness.

 

TRADOC Surgeon's Corner

Medical readiness also includes prevention for this upcoming cold/influenza season. Prior planning and adequate training are essential to minimizing cold weather injuries.

 

  • Cold weather injuries are preventable with command vigilance and application of risks management to ensure leaders and Soldiers are aware of the risks and potentially debilitating effects of cold weather conditions.

  • The flu is unpredictable and its severity can vary widely from season to season. Annually in the United States, 40 million cases of flu are reported resulting and as many as 750,000 hospitalizations due to serious complications. The best defenses against influenza are receiving the vaccination and practicing personal hygiene measures.