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Branch description. Provides medical unique administrative, field medical, technical, scientific, and clinical services to the Army Medical Department and the Army. Assignments range from medical TDA and TOE units, to medical research, to serving as medical staff officers on major command staffs. The administrative duties of a Medical Service Corps officer include tactical and TDA hospital administration, patient administration, medical resource management, mental health, optometry and medical logistics. All Medical Service officers will be awarded one of the twenty three Medical Service Corps branch Area of Concentration (AOC), 67E, 67F, 67G, 67J, and/or Medical Funtional Areas (MFA) 70A, 70B, 70C, 70D, 70E, 70F, 70H, 70K, 71A, 71B, 71E, 71F, 72A, 72B, 72C, 72D, 72E, 73A, 73B and will be further identified with branch code 67 (e.g., 70A67). The first two characters (numeric), such as 70, 71, 72 and 73 identify the MFA and the third character (alpha) identifies the specific specialty. For instance, 70C67 identifies a Medical Service Corps officer (branch 67), in the Health Services MFA (70) who is a Health Services Comptroller (70C). AOC 67E, 67F and 67G are stand alone AOCs and not associated with a MFA. AOC 67J is normally associated with a MFA 70, but these officers will retain AOC 67J as their primary AOC unless it is withdrawn. AOC 67A is used to identify Health Services immaterial positions that must be filled by officers holding MFA 70 AOC or AOC 67J. Likewise, AOC 67B (Laboratory Sciences), 67C (Preventive Medicine) and 67D (Behavioral Sciences) identify immaterial positions requiring officers holding an AOC in MFA 71, 72, and 73 respec­tively. The field medical responsibilities include patient evacuation, plans, operations and training, intelligence and serving as command­ers and staff officers in various medical TOE units. The Medical Service Corps provides technical and scientific medical support that includes medical research, medical intelligence, pharmacological services, sanitary engineering, environmental health, clinical and environmental laboratory services in fixed facilities and tactical units. Further, Medical Service Corps officers provide clinical direct patient care services that include audiology, podiatry, mental health, and optometry.

Branch qualification. DA Pam 600-4 lists the qualifications or entry and promotions in this branch.

Health Services (67A).

Description of duties. Plans, directs, manages, administers and participates in the functioning of health care facilities and or­ganizations; advises commanders at all levels on aspects of health care delivery and the management of health care facilities. Participates at all levels of command in establishing and implementing policies and procedures affecting the U.S. Army Health Care Deliv­ery System. Duties are performed in MTOE/TDA organizations, both CONUS and OCONUS.

Special qualifications. Must meet the qualifications from one of the AOC associated with MFA 70 as reflected in Army Pamplet 611-21, table 3-1 and be a graduate of the AMEDD Officer Basic Course. Must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college/university in a discipline acceptable to The Surgeon General. Must have successfully completed the AMEDD Officer Advanced Course, CAS3, and the U.S. Army CGSC to hold executive positions at the LTC and COL levels. Specific duties and restrictions are referenced in Army Pamplet 611-21, table 3-1.

Special grading of positions. None.

Unique duty positions.

(a) Commander/Executive Officer, Brigade/Group/Battalion/ Company/Detachment.

(b) Troop Commander, Medical Center (MEDCEN)/Medical Department Activity (MEDDAC).

(c) Commander/Executive Officer, Field/Evacuation Hospital.

(d) Commander/Executive Officer, Combat Support Hospital.

(e) Chief of Staff, Medical Command (MEDCOM).

(f) Deputy Commander for Administration, MEDDAC/MEDCEN.

(g) ACofS Plans, Intelligence and Operations, MEDCOM, Brigade and MEDCEN.

(h) ACofS Personnel, MEDCOM and Brigade.

(i) ACofS Comptroller, MEDCOM.

(j) AC of S Personnel Administration, Hospital Center and MEDCOM.

(k) Chief of Logistics, MEDCEN/MEDDAC.

(l) Chief, Personnel Division/Branch MEDCEN/MEDDAC.

(m) Chief, Resource Management Division MEDCEN/MED-DAC.

(n) Chief, Clinical Support Division.

(o) Executive Officer, Dental Activity (DENTAC).

(p) Chief, Health Services Admin Support Branch.

(q) Chief, Ambulatory Care Support Branch.

(r) Executive Officer, Medical Company.

(s) Director, Personnel and Community Activities, MEDCEN.

(t) Health Care Admin Officer.

(u) Medical Platoon Leader.

(v) Health Services Admin Assistant.

(w) Comptroller, OTSG/MACOM/MEDCOM/Staff.

(x) Health Services Program/Budget Officer.

(y) Health Services Management Analyst.

(z) Biomedical Systems Analyst.

(aa) Clinical Systems Management Analyst.

(ab) Health Services Systems Management Officer.

(ac) Health Services Operations Research Analyst.

(ad) Patient Admin Staff Officer.

(ae) Health Services Human Resource Manager.

(af) AMEDD Procurement Officer.

(ag) Adjutant/Adjutant General, Health Services Organizations.

(ah) Medical Plans, Operations, Intelligence, and Training Officer OTSG, HSG Army Hq, Unified and Joint Commands, MED­COM, Brigade, Group, and Battalion.

(ai) Plans and Training Officer, MEDCOM, Brigade, MEDCEN

and MED Facility.

(aj) Intelligence Officer, MEDCOM and Brigade.

(ak) Medical Training Officer and Instructor, AHS/Service School.

(al) Materiel of Services Management Officer, MEDCEN/MED­DAC.

(am) Property Management Officer, MEDCEN/MEDDAC Unit Commander.

(an) Medical Supply, Optical and Maintenance, Medical Supply,

Optical and Maintenance (MEDSOM) Unit Commander.

(ao) Stock Control Officer, MEDSOM.

(ap) Medical Logistics Staff Officer.

(aq) Health Facilities Planner.

(ar) Medical Design Engineer.

(as) AMEDD Manpower Control Officer.

(at) AMEDD Personnel Survey Officer.

(au) Operations Research Analyst.

(av) Director, Regional Training Site-Medical.

Laboratory Sciences (67B).

Description of duties.

Special qualifications. Must meet the qualifications from one of the AOCs associated with MFA 71 as reflected in Army Pamplet 611-21, table 3-1 and be a graduate of the AMEDD Officer Basic Course. Professional qualifications for unrestricted practice in the MFA must be met. Must have successfully completed the AMEDD Officer Advanced Course and CAS3 to hold executive positions at the LTC level, and must have successfully completed the U.S. Army Command General Staff College (CGSC) to hold executive positions at the COL level. Specific duties and restrictions are referenced in Army Pamplet 611-21, table 3-1.

Special grading of positions. None.

Unique duty positions.

(a) Microbiologist.

(b) Bacteriologist.

(c) Biochemist.

(d) Toxicologist.

(e) Parasitologist.

(f) Environmental Chemist.

(g) Serologist.

(h) Immunologist.

(i) Clinical Laboratory Officer.

(j) Laboratory Manager.

(k) Physiologist.

(l) Research Psychologist.

(m) Immunohematologist.

(n) Pharmacologist.

Preventive Medicine Sciences (67C).

Description of duties. Plans, directs, administers, and partici­pates in activities relating to various facets of nuclear medicine science, entomology, sanitary engineering, and audiology. Clinical duties are job specific, but all include research, staff assignments, instructor positions, and involve evaluation of hazards relating to the health, morale and the environment of personnel for whom DA is responsible, and/or any activity that will improve the health and well-being of the soldier. Duties are performed in MTOE/TDA organizations, both CONUS and OCONUS.

Special qualifications. Must meet the qualifications from one of the MFAs associated with this AOC as reflected in Army Pamplet 611-21, table 3-1 and be a graduate of the AMEDD Officer Basic Course. Professional qualifications for unrestricted practice in the MFA must be met. Must have successfully completed the Principles of Military Preven­tive Medicine course immediately or as soon as possible following AMEDD Officer Advanced Course. This requirement is waived for U.S. Army Reserve Officers pending development of a correspondence course option. Must have successfully completed the AMEDD Officer Advanced Course and CAS3 to hold executive positions at the LTC level, and must have successfully completed the U.S. Army CGSC to hold executive positions at the COL level. Specific duties and restrictions are referenced in Army Pamplet 611-21, table 3-1.

Special grading of positions. None.

Unique duty positions.

(a) Nuclear Medical Science Officer.

(b) Radiation Protection Officer.

(c) Radiological Hygiene Staff Officer.

(d) Research Investigator.

(e) Entomologist.

(f) Medical Entomologist.

(g) Environmental Science Staff Officer.

(h) Sanitary Engineer.

(i) Audiologist.

(j) Hearing Conservation Officer.

(k) Enviromental Health Officer.

(l) Environmental Engineer.

Behavioral Sciences (67D).

Description of duties. Plans, directs, and administers programs and services relating to clinical psychology and social work. These programs promote all aspects of mental health and the social well-being of all personnel entitled to care. This officer educates, consults, and develops policies on various subjects emotional and mental health in his/her AOC. Duties are performed in MTOE/TDA organizations, both CONUS and OCONUS.

Special qualifications. Must meet the qualifications from one of the AOCs associated with MFA 73 as reflected in Army Pamplet 611-21, table 3-1 and be a graduate of the AMEDD Officer Basic Course. Professional qualifications for unrestricted practice in the MFA must be met. Must have successfully completed the AMEDD Officer Advanced Course and CAS3 to hold executive positions at the LTC level, and must have successfully completed the U.S. Army CGSC to hold executive positions at the COL level. Specific duties and restrictions are referenced in Army Pamplet 622-21, table 3-1.

Special grading of positions. One MFA 73B positions in the Special Operations Aviation (SOA) Regiment Hq will be graded MAJ.

Unique duty positions.

(a) Behavioral Sciences Consultant.

(b) Social Work Officer.

(c) Social Service Consultant.

(d) Social Work Service Chief.

(e) Consulting Psychologist.

(f) Clinical Psychologist.

(g) Counseling Psychologist.

Pharmacy (67E).

Description of duties. Plans, implements, directs, executes, and evaluates pharmaceutical care activities in MTOE/TDA organizations, both CONUS and OCONUS. Duties include clinical and consultative pharmacy, and pharmacy management administration.

Special qualifications. Must be a graduate of an accredited school of pharmacy acceptable to The Surgeon General, possess a current license to practice pharmacy in the United States, U.S. Territories or the District of Columbia, and be a graduate of the AMEDD Officer Basic Course. Must have successfully completed the AMEDD Officer Advanced Course and CAS3 to hold executive positions at the LTC level, and must have successfully completed U.S. Army CGSC to hold executive positions at the COL level.

Special grading of positions. None.

Optometry (67F).

Description of duties. Serves as a primary health care pro­vider in various fixed and field medical organizations, independently conducts examinations to detect, prevent, diagnose, treat, and manage ocular related disorders; that is, injuries, diseases, and visual dysfunctions. Uses diagnostic and therapeutic pharmaceutical agents (TPA) and medical/surgical instruments. Prescribes spectacle and contact lenses, TPA, and other therapy. Duties include consultation in such areas as occupational vision. The wartime mission also includes the diagnosis and treatment of laser induced injuries on the battlefield. Duties are performed in MTOE/TDA organizations, both CONUS and OCONUS.

Special qualifications. Must be a graduate of an accredited school of optometry acceptable to The Surgeon General, possess a current license to practice optometry in the United States, U.S. Territories or the District of Columbia, and be a graduate of the AMEDD Officer Basic Course. Professional qualifications for unrestricted practice must be met. Must have successfully completed the AMEDD Officer Advanced Course and CAS3 to hold executive positions at the LTC level, and must have successfully completed U.S. Army CGSC to hold executive positions at the COL level.

Special grading of positions. None.

Unique duty positions.

(a) Assistant Chief, Medical Service Corps.

(b) Optometry Consultant.

(c) Cmdr/Dean USA Medical Equipment and Optical School.

(d) Chief, Optometry Service.

(e) Optometrist.

(f) Optical Laboratory Officer.

(g) Optometry Research and Developer.

(h) Occupational Vision Consultant.

(i) Instructor, Service School.

Podiatry (67G).

Description of duties. Examines, diagnoses, and treats or prescribes courses of treatment for personnel suffering from diseases, injuries, or disorders of the feet. Podiatric clinic professional care includes inpatient and outpatient surgical and non-surgical treatment and consultative services. Supervises administrative requirements for the podiatry clinic. Performs surgery under general supervision of an orthopedic or general surgeon in TDA settings.

Special qualifications. Requires a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree, a license to practice podiatry and a one year podiatric surgical residency accredited by the Residency Review Committee for the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) and acceptable to The Surgeon General. Professional qualifications for unrestricted practice must be met. Must have graduated from the AMEDD Officer Basic Course and successfully completed the AMEDD Officer Basic Course and successfully completed the AMEDD Officer Advanced Course and CAS3 to hold executive positions at the LTC level, and must have successfully completed U.S. Army CGSC to hold executive positions at the COL level.

Special grading of positions. None.

Unique duty positions.

(a) Podiatric Consultant, OTSG.

(b) Chief, Podiatry Service.

(c) Podiatrist.

Aeromedical Evacuation (67J).

Description of duties. Serves as a specially trained aeromedi­cal evacuation aviator in a variety of key positions. Pilots assigned aircraft on aeromedical evacuation missions which supervise in-flight treatment to sustain human life and relieve suffering. Pos­sesses full knowledge of AMEDD doctrine, organization, and equipment. Tactically employs medical aircraft, personnel, and equipment in support of land combat operations in varying tactical, terrain, and climatic environments using a variety of flying techniques and equipment. Duties include staff positions at various levels, service schools and/or training centers instructor, aviation maintenance and safety, research and development, advisory duty with Reserve Com­ponent Aviation units, and other roles as required. Duties are per-formed in a variety of MTOE/TDA organizations, both CONUS and OCONUS.

Special qualifications. Must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college/university in a discipline acceptable to The Surgeon General, be a graduate of the AMEDD Officer Basic Course and be selected for the Rotary Wing Aviator Course. Must successfully complete the Essential Medical Training for AMEDD Aviators Course (2C-F7 Course) and maintain qualifications for unrestricted utilization as an Aeromedical Evacuation Officer. Before entering the MAJ promotion window, officers must have successfully completed the AMEDD Officer Advanced Course and CAS3. To hold executive positions at the LTC and COL levels, must have successfully completed the U.S. Army CGSC and should possess masters degree from an accredited program acceptable to The Surgeon General in a discipline related to one of the AOC in the MFA 70. Specific duties and restrictions are referenced in Army Pamplet 611-21, table 3-1.

Special grading of positions. None.

Unique duty positions.

(a) Aeromedical Evacuation Consultant.

(b) Commander, Air Ambulance Unit.

(c) Platoon/Section Leader, Air Ambulance Unit.

(d) Aeromedical Evacuation Staff Officer.

(e) Aeromedical Operations Officer.

(f) Medical Aviation Research and Development Staff Officer.

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Above information derived from Army Pamplet Manual 611-21

 

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