Background


The U.S.
Army Medical Research and Materiel Command is the Army’s medical materiel
developer, with responsibility for medical research, development, and acquisition
and medical logistics management. The USAMRMC’s expertise in these critical
areas helps establish and maintain the capabilities the Army needs to fight and
win on the battlefield.


Ensuring our
armed forces remain in optimal health and are equipped to protect themselves
from disease and injury, particularly on the battlefield, is the job of the
U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. The Command is headquartered
at Fort Detrick, MD, with 12 subordinate commands located throughout the world.


Six medical
research laboratory commands execute the science and technology program to
investigate medical solutions for the battlefield with a focus on various areas
of biomedical research, including military infectious diseases, combat casualty
care, military operational medicine, medical chemical and biological defense,
and clinical and rehabilitative medicine. The Command manages a large
extramural research program with numerous contracts, grants, and cooperative
research and development agreements to provide additional science and
technology capabilities from leading academic, private industry, and other
government organizations.


Six
additional commands focus on medical materiel advanced development, strategic
and operational medical logistics, and medical research and development
contracting, to complete the full life cycle of medical materiel acquisition.


The Command
is staffed with highly qualified scientists, program managers, logisticians,
contracting experts, and support personnel. The critical expertise in these
areas ensures we have the medical capabilities the Army needs to fight and win
on the battlefield. Overall, about 7,100 military, civilian, and contractor
personnel are assigned to support the Headquarters and subordinate units.
Officers, enlisted Soldiers, and civilians-many of whom are among the most
respected and knowledgeable specialists in their fields-provide subject matter
expertise in medical, scientific, and technical areas throughout the Command.


Medical
information and products developed by the USAMRMC protect and sustain the
health and safety of the force through deployment and combat. The USAMRMC
motto, “Protect, Project, Sustain,” emphasizes the Command’s priorities in
support of the warfighter.


The Report



 Annual
Historical Report, 2014, US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command

[1,036 Pages, 62MB]

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