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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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Research Integrity and Misconduct Policy and Procedures

DHA Publication
4/29/2022

Policy Number: 3200.02

Establishes the DHA procedures to authorize investigation of alleged research misconduct in Public Health Service supported research.

Defense Health Agency Workplace Guidance for Final Reentry of Civilian Personnel

DHA Publication
5/4/2022

Policy Number: 22-004

Outlines the DHA’s guidance for the final reentry of civilian personnel to the workplace.

Financial Liability Investigation of Property Loss

DHA Publication
5/9/2022

Policy Number: 4000.02

Establishes the DHA's Financial Liability Investigation of Property Loss procedures for documenting the loss, damage, destruction, or theft of property.

Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support (DMLSS) – Volume 5, Inventory and Quality Control

DHA Publication
5/10/2022

Policy Number: 6430.02, Volume 5

Provides medical logistics personnel and other DMLSS users with the technical guidance procedures to carry out the medical logistics support mission.

Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support (DMLSS) - Volume 4, Inventory Management

DHA Publication
5/20/2022

Policy Number: 6430.02, Volume 4

Provides medical logistics personnel and other DMLSS users with the technical guidance procedures to carry out the medical logistics support mission.

Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support (DMLSS) – Volume 10, DMLSS Reports

DHA Publication
6/8/2022

Policy Number: 6430.02, Volume 10

Provides medical logistics personnel and other DMLSS users with the technical guidance procedures to carry out the medical logistics support mission.

Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support (DMLSS) - Volume 7, Equipment Management and Equipment Maintenance

DHA Publication
6/8/2022

Policy Number: 6430.02, Volume 7

Provides medical logistics personnel and other DMLSS users with the technical guidance procedures to carry out the medical logistics support mission.

Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support (DMLSS) – Volume 8, “Assemblage Management”

DHA Publication
5/26/2022

Policy Number: 6430.02, Volume 8

Provides medical logistics personnel and other DMLSS users with the technical guidance procedures to carry out the medical logistics support mission.

Graduate Medical Education

DHA Publication
5/18/2022

Policy Number: 1025.04

Establishes the DHA's procedures for the oversight, establishment, and governance of Graduate Medical Education programs.

The Military Health System Informatics Steering Committee Structure

DHA Publication
5/19/2022

Policy Number: 8140.02

Establishes the DHA procedures to establish and operate Informatics Steering Committees.

Accreditation and Certification Compliance Management for Defense Health Agency-Assigned Facilities

DHA Publication
6/13/2022

Policy Number: 4140.01

Provides supplemental guidance on facility-related issues that support, and will be coordinated within, the DHA’s procedures for the accreditation and certification compliance management program.

Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support (DMLSS)-Volume 1, General and Administrative

DHA Publication
7/1/2022

Policy Number: 6430.02, Volume 1

Provides medical logistics personnel and other DMLSS users with the technical guidance procedures to carry out the medical logistics support mission.

Department of Defense Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination Program Implementation

DHA Publication
6/16/2022

Policy Number: 20-004

Establishes the DHA's procedures to implement instructions, assign responsibilities, and prescribe procedures for the DOD’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program.

Clinical Quality Management in the Military Health System

DHA Publication
6/27/2022

Policy Number: 6025.13, Volumes 1-7

Ensures an orderly and seamless transition of the administration and management of military hospitals and clinics from the Military Departments to the DHA.

DOD Hazardous Food and Nonprescription Drug Recall System

DHA Publication
6/27/2022

Policy Number: 6025.01

Establishes the DHA procedures to be followed when recalls are issued for hazardous food, nonprescription drugs, dietary supplements, nonprescription medical devices, health and beauty aid items, and pet food which may be in military accounts.

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Last Updated: September 21, 2022
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