MCWP 4 11.1 Health Service Support Operations ch.3

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MCWP 4 11.1 Health Service Support Operations ch.3

  1. 1. MCWP 4-11.1 Health Service Support OperationsMCWP 4-11.1 Health Service Support Operations Health Service SupportHealth Service Support OperationsOperations Ch. 3: OperationsCh. 3: Operations A presentation by:A presentation by:
  2. 2. MCWP 4-11.1 Health Service Support OperationsMCWP 4-11.1 Health Service Support Operations DefinitionsDefinitions ACE: Air Combat ElementACE: Air Combat Element CRTS: Casualty Receiving and Treatment ShipCRTS: Casualty Receiving and Treatment Ship CSSE: Combat Service Support ElementCSSE: Combat Service Support Element FSSG: Force Service Support GroupFSSG: Force Service Support Group GCE: Ground Combat ElementGCE: Ground Combat Element HSS: Health Service SupportHSS: Health Service Support HSSE: Health Service Support ElementHSSE: Health Service Support Element HSSO: Health Service Support OfficerHSSO: Health Service Support Officer
  3. 3. MCWP 4-11.1 Health Service Support OperationsMCWP 4-11.1 Health Service Support Operations DefinitionsDefinitions MAG: Marine Aircraft GroupMAG: Marine Aircraft Group MAGTF: Marine Air Ground Task ForceMAGTF: Marine Air Ground Task Force MARDIV: Marine DivisionMARDIV: Marine Division MARFOR: Marine Corps ForcesMARFOR: Marine Corps Forces MAW: Marine Aircraft WingMAW: Marine Aircraft Wing MEF: Marine Expeditionary ForcesMEF: Marine Expeditionary Forces MEU: Marine Expeditionary UnitMEU: Marine Expeditionary Unit MWSG: Marine Wing Support GroupMWSG: Marine Wing Support Group MWSS: Marine Wing Support SquadronMWSS: Marine Wing Support Squadron
  4. 4. MCWP 4-11.1 Health Service Support OperationsMCWP 4-11.1 Health Service Support Operations The Marine Corps organization for combat is based on its uniqueThe Marine Corps organization for combat is based on its unique assigned force structure. HSS is a mission area common to everyassigned force structure. HSS is a mission area common to every MAGTF, regardless of the mission. Definitive operational planning forMAGTF, regardless of the mission. Definitive operational planning for HSS is always an integral part of all MAGTF operations. The inherentHSS is always an integral part of all MAGTF operations. The inherent flexibility in the MAGTF and the broad spectrum of potential MAGTFflexibility in the MAGTF and the broad spectrum of potential MAGTF missions call for equal flexibility in HSS execution. The size, type, andmissions call for equal flexibility in HSS execution. The size, type, and configuration of HSS capabilities needed to effectively support aconfiguration of HSS capabilities needed to effectively support a MAGTF will be determined by mission, enemy, terrain and weather,MAGTF will be determined by mission, enemy, terrain and weather, troops and support available- time available (METT-T). The followingtroops and support available- time available (METT-T). The following paragraphs provide an organizational framework for command andparagraphs provide an organizational framework for command and staff cognizance within which all HSS operations are executed.staff cognizance within which all HSS operations are executed. The Marine CorpsThe Marine Corps
  5. 5. MCWP 4-11.1 Health Service Support OperationsMCWP 4-11.1 Health Service Support Operations MEFMEF MEF commanders are responsible forMEF commanders are responsible for coordinating and integrating HSS withincoordinating and integrating HSS within their area of operations (AO).their area of operations (AO). The MEF surgeon is responsible forThe MEF surgeon is responsible for establishing HSS requirements andestablishing HSS requirements and ensuring the HSS systems established byensuring the HSS systems established by MEF major subordinate commands formMEF major subordinate commands form an integrated and responsive network ofan integrated and responsive network of support.support.
  6. 6. MCWP 4-11.1 Health Service Support OperationsMCWP 4-11.1 Health Service Support Operations MEFMEF HSS beyond the organic capabilities of theHSS beyond the organic capabilities of the GCE and ACE are normally provided byGCE and ACE are normally provided by task-organized units of the medical andtask-organized units of the medical and dental battalions of the FSSG.dental battalions of the FSSG.
  7. 7. MCWP 4-11.1 Health Service Support OperationsMCWP 4-11.1 Health Service Support Operations MARDIVMARDIV The medical staff of the divisionThe medical staff of the division headquarters has a division surgeon,headquarters has a division surgeon, medical planner/administrator, amedical planner/administrator, a psychiatrist, and hospital corpsmen.psychiatrist, and hospital corpsmen. Medical staff responsibilities are similar toMedical staff responsibilities are similar to the MEF’s but are more specifically relatedthe MEF’s but are more specifically related to the activities of the GCE.to the activities of the GCE.
  8. 8. MCWP 4-11.1 Health Service Support OperationsMCWP 4-11.1 Health Service Support Operations MAWMAW The medical staff of the MAWThe medical staff of the MAW headquarters has a wing surgeon, medicalheadquarters has a wing surgeon, medical planner/administrative officer, anplanner/administrative officer, an environmental health officer, industrialenvironmental health officer, industrial hygienist, optometrist, and hospitalhygienist, optometrist, and hospital corpsmen. Medical staff responsibilitiescorpsmen. Medical staff responsibilities are similar to the MEF’s but are moreare similar to the MEF’s but are more specifically related to the activities of thespecifically related to the activities of the ACE.ACE.
  9. 9. MCWP 4-11.1 Health Service Support OperationsMCWP 4-11.1 Health Service Support Operations MAWMAW A MAW has four MAGs. Each MAG has aA MAW has four MAGs. Each MAG has a flight surgeon and several hospitalflight surgeon and several hospital corpsmen. Each MAG is supported by acorpsmen. Each MAG is supported by a MWSS of the MWSG. The MWSS medicalMWSS of the MWSG. The MWSS medical staff has a flight surgeon and hospitalstaff has a flight surgeon and hospital corpsmen. The flight surgeon is thecorpsmen. The flight surgeon is the squadron commander’s special staffsquadron commander’s special staff officer responsible for the aeromedicalofficer responsible for the aeromedical safety and HSS for the squadron.safety and HSS for the squadron.
  10. 10. MCWP 4-11.1 Health Service Support OperationsMCWP 4-11.1 Health Service Support Operations FSSGFSSG The group surgeon advises theThe group surgeon advises the commander on the health of the commandcommander on the health of the command and the adequacy of internal FSSG HSS.and the adequacy of internal FSSG HSS. There is also a (HSSO) who coordinatesThere is also a (HSSO) who coordinates FSSG HSS support for GCE and ACEFSSG HSS support for GCE and ACE units requiring medical care that exceedsunits requiring medical care that exceeds their organic capabilities. The HSSOtheir organic capabilities. The HSSO serves as the officer in charge of theserves as the officer in charge of the medical section of the CSSOC duringmedical section of the CSSOC during exercises or operations.exercises or operations.
  11. 11. MCWP 4-11.1 Health Service Support OperationsMCWP 4-11.1 Health Service Support Operations FSSGFSSG The FSSG has the majority of the MEF’sThe FSSG has the majority of the MEF’s medical capability. It has a medicalmedical capability. It has a medical battalion with three surgical companiesbattalion with three surgical companies (Surg Co) and eight shock trauma(Surg Co) and eight shock trauma platoons (STPs) to provide initialplatoons (STPs) to provide initial resuscitative care for casualties.resuscitative care for casualties.
  12. 12. MCWP 4-11.1 Health Service Support OperationsMCWP 4-11.1 Health Service Support Operations Medical BattalionMedical Battalion The medical battalion, FSSG is organizedThe medical battalion, FSSG is organized to execute HSS functions in support of theto execute HSS functions in support of the MAGTF’s mission.MAGTF’s mission. The medical battalion provides initialThe medical battalion provides initial resuscitative HSS support to the MEF andresuscitative HSS support to the MEF and is the only source of organic Marine Corpsis the only source of organic Marine Corps medical support above the aid stationmedical support above the aid station level.level.
  13. 13. MCWP 4-11.1 Health Service Support OperationsMCWP 4-11.1 Health Service Support Operations Medical BattalionMedical Battalion Primary mission is to perform thosePrimary mission is to perform those emergency medical and surgicalemergency medical and surgical procedures that, if not performed, couldprocedures that, if not performed, could lead to death or loss of limb or bodylead to death or loss of limb or body function.function.
  14. 14. MCWP 4-11.1 Health Service Support OperationsMCWP 4-11.1 Health Service Support Operations Medical BattalionMedical Battalion Headquarters CompanyHeadquarters Company – 8 Shock Trauma Platoons (STP)8 Shock Trauma Platoons (STP) 10 Beds10 Beds 3 Surgical Companies3 Surgical Companies – 3 Operating rooms each3 Operating rooms each – 60 Beds each60 Beds each Each Company capable of supportingEach Company capable of supporting regimental sized operations.regimental sized operations.
  15. 15. MCWP 4-11.1 Health Service Support OperationsMCWP 4-11.1 Health Service Support Operations Surgical CompanySurgical Company Composed of:Composed of: – Headquarters PlatoonHeadquarters Platoon – Triage/Evacuation PlatoonTriage/Evacuation Platoon – Surgical platoonSurgical platoon 3 Surgery Squads (24 ops)3 Surgery Squads (24 ops) – Holding platoonHolding platoon 3 Ward Squads (20 beds each)3 Ward Squads (20 beds each) – Combat Stress PlatoonCombat Stress Platoon – Services Platoon (ancillary)Services Platoon (ancillary) 2 Laboratory, 2 Pharmacy, and 2 X-ray Sections2 Laboratory, 2 Pharmacy, and 2 X-ray Sections
  16. 16. MCWP 4-11.1 Health Service Support OperationsMCWP 4-11.1 Health Service Support Operations Shock Trauma PlatoonShock Trauma Platoon The STP is the smallest, most mobile medicalThe STP is the smallest, most mobile medical support platoon of the medical battalion. Cansupport platoon of the medical battalion. Can serve as a beach evacuation station, reinforce aserve as a beach evacuation station, reinforce a battalion aid station (BAS), operate as anbattalion aid station (BAS), operate as an casualty collecting and clearing point betweencasualty collecting and clearing point between forward medical elements and the Surg Co, orforward medical elements and the Surg Co, or serve as the forward element of a surgicalserve as the forward element of a surgical company (i.e., triage/evacuation platoon)company (i.e., triage/evacuation platoon) preparing to relocate.preparing to relocate. An STP also provides HSS to a CSSD or MEUAn STP also provides HSS to a CSSD or MEU service support group (MSSG).service support group (MSSG).
  17. 17. MCWP 4-11.1 Health Service Support OperationsMCWP 4-11.1 Health Service Support Operations Phasing Ashore MovementPhasing Ashore Movement During the movement phase of amphibious operations,During the movement phase of amphibious operations, the commander, amphibious task force (CATF) hasthe commander, amphibious task force (CATF) has overall responsibility for HSS services to embarkedoverall responsibility for HSS services to embarked personnel.personnel. Landing force (LF) HSS personnel aboard ATF shipsLanding force (LF) HSS personnel aboard ATF ships augment ATF medical and dental departments byaugment ATF medical and dental departments by providing care to embarked LF personnel using ship’sproviding care to embarked LF personnel using ship’s company medical facilities and supplies. LF Class VIIIAcompany medical facilities and supplies. LF Class VIIIA equipment and supplies will not be used aboard shipequipment and supplies will not be used aboard ship unless authorized by the MAGTF commander in supportunless authorized by the MAGTF commander in support of an overwhelming emergency.of an overwhelming emergency.
  18. 18. MCWP 4-11.1 Health Service Support OperationsMCWP 4-11.1 Health Service Support Operations
  19. 19. MCWP 4-11.1 Health Service Support OperationsMCWP 4-11.1 Health Service Support Operations Any questions?Any questions?

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