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Military Health System

Our History

Military medicine has a long and celebrated history. We apply lessons from our past to improve the care of military personnel and their families today and in the future. New surgical techniques, powerful painkillers, antibiotic drugs, and triage and evacuation procedures have revolutionized military medicine.

In this section, you'll find featured stories and information about the history of military medicine.

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Rear Admiral Thomas J. McGinnis

Congressional Testimony
6/24/2009

RADM Thomas J. McGinnis, Chief, Pharmaceutical Operations Directorate, TRICARE Management Activity, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense testified on DoD TRICARE Pharmacy Program.

Rear Admiral Gregory Timberlake

Congressional Testimony
6/18/2009

RADM Gregory Timberlake, SHCE, USN, Acting Director, DoD/VA Interagency Program Office, testified on DoD/VA Inoperability.

Ellen P. Embrey

Congressional Testimony
5/21/2009

Ellen P. Embrey, Performing the Duties of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, testified on The Military Health System: Budget Overview.

Ellen P. Embrey

Congressional Testimony
4/29/2009

Mrs. Ellen P. Embrey, Performing the Duties of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, and Major General Elder Granger, MD, Deputy Director, TRICARE Management Activity testified on The Military Health System: Health Affairs/TRICARE Management Activity Organization.

Major General Elder Granger

Congressional Testimony
4/29/2009

Mrs. Ellen P. Embrey, Performing the Duties of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, and Major General Elder Granger, MD, Deputy Director, TRICARE Management Activity testified on The Military Health System: Health Affairs/TRICARE Management Activity Organization.

Ellen P. Embrey

Congressional Testimony
4/1/2009

Ellen P. Embrey, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs [testified] on Implementation of Wounded Warrior Policies and Programs.

S. Ward Casscells, M.D.

Congressional Testimony
3/25/2009

S. Ward Casscells, MD, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs [testified] on Health Care Transition Needs of Service Members.

S. Ward Casscells, M.D.

Congressional Testimony
3/24/2009

S. Ward Casscells, MD, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs testified on Military Personnel and Terrorism and Unconventional Treats and Capabilities.

S. Ward Casscells, M.D.

Congressional Testimony
3/18/2009

S. Ward Casscells, MD, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs testified on Military Personnel and Readiness.

Ellen P. Embrey and Brigadier General Loree K. Sutton, M.D.

Congressional Testimony
3/3/2009

Ellen P. Embrey, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Health Readiness and Protection, and Brigadier General Loree K. Sutton, MD, Director, Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury testified on Department of Defense improvement on Psychological health needs and Traumatic Brain Injury.

Colonel Loree K. Sutton

Congressional Testimony
4/2/2008

Colonel (Promotable) Loree K. Sutton, MC, USA, Director, Department of Defense Center of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury testified on Traumatic Brain Injuries and Vision Issues, before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Committee on Veterans Affairs.

S. Ward Casscells, M.D.

Congressional Testimony
3/14/2008

S. Ward Casscells, MD, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs testified on Military Health System, before the Subcommittee on Military Personnel Armed Services Committee

S. Ward Casscells, M.D.

Congressional Testimony
3/12/2008

S. Ward Casscells, MD, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs testified on Future of the Military Health System, before the Subcommittee on Military Personnel Armed Services Committee.

Colonel Loree K. Sutton

Congressional Testimony
3/5/2008

Colonel (Promotable) Loree K. Sutton, MC, USA, Director, Defense Center of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury testified on Military Health System, before the Subcommittee on Personnel Committee on Armed Services.

S. Ward Casscells, M.D.

Congressional Testimony
2/28/2008

S. Ward Casscells, MD, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs testified on Military Health System, before the Subcommittee on Defense Appropriations Committee.

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