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MCWP 4 11.1 Health Service Support Operations

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This Power Point is part of an Enlisted Advancement Program training series for US Navy Corpsman rating provided by Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Virginia …

This Power Point is part of an Enlisted Advancement Program training series for US Navy Corpsman rating provided by Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Virginia

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth is a military treatment facility serving active duty service members, their dependents and retirees in the Hampton Roads community of southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina.

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  • 1. HEALTH SERVICE SUPPORT OPERATIONS MCWP4-11.1 By: HMC(FMF/SW) GLASPIE
  • 2. Health Services Support Operations Purpose: Marine Corps War fighting Publication (MCWP) 4-11-1, Health Service Support Operations, disseminates information on the mission, functions, structure, and concept of employment of HSS units
  • 3. HSS Mission • The HSS mission is to minimize the effects that wounds, injuries, and disease have on units, effectiveness, readiness and morale • The mission is accomplished by a preventive medicine program that safeguards personnel against potential health risk and by establishing an HSS system » MEF, MARDIV, MAW and MEDLOG
  • 4. Marine Expeditionary Forces • The MEF surgeon, medical planner, medical administrative officer, preventive medicine officer, and hospital corpsman are responsible for establishing HSS requirements • HSS beyond the organic capabilities of the GCE and ACE are normally provided by task-organized units of the medical and dental battalions of the MLG • Support may be needed from designated casualty receiving and treatment ships (CRTS) e.g. LHA/LHD class ships, fleet hospitals, hospitals ships, or medical treatment facilities (MTFs) of other Services
  • 5. Marine Division • The medical staff of the division headquarters has a division surgeon, medical planner/administrator, psychiatrist, and hospital corpsmen • Medical staff responsibilities are similar to the MEFs but are more specifically related to the activities of the Ground Combat Element (GCE)
  • 6. Marine Aircraft Wing • The medical staff of the Marine aircraft wing (MAW) headquarters has a wing surgeon, medical planner/administrative officer, and environmental health officer, industrial hygienist, optometrist, and hospital corpsmen • A MAW has four Marine aircraft groups (MAGs) • Each MAG has flight surgeon and several hospital corpsman • Each MAG is supported by a Marine wing support squadron (MWSS) of the Marine wing support group (MWSG) • The flight surgeon is the squadron's commander’s special staff officer responsible for the aeromedical safety and HSS for the squadron
  • 7. Marine Logistics Group • The MLG surgeon advises the commander on the health of the command and the adequacy of internal MLG HSS • MLG has the majority of the MEF’s medical assets/capabilities • It has a medical battalion with three surgical companies (Surg Co) and eight shock trauma platoons (STPs) to provide intial resuscitative care for casualties • Dental Battalion provides field dentistry when deployed and also advises on dental issues • Medical Logistics Companies (MEDLOG) provides supply support with regards to: authorized medical allowance list (AMAL) and authorized dental allowance list (ADAL)
  • 8. QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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