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Operational Medicine

The Director of Operational Medicine provides expertise in medical force readiness and key activities, which include Operational Medicine Policy Development and Oversight in:

  • Contingency casualty management capabilities, patient movement, and Joint Trauma System, including mTBI and other neurocognitive aspects, and government civilian and contractor deployment health care, and spanning U.S. capabilities to host nation and multinational capabilities;
  • Collaboration on Force Health Protection, and biothreat, and chemical threat contingency countermeasures;
  • Joint readiness commonalilty including Essential Medical Capabilities, concept required capabilities, Concepts of Operations, and Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities;
  • Medical training requirements from first responders and prehospital prolonged resuscitative care platforms to theater hospitalization, including casualty care, and most effective simulation modalities to reduce live animal usage;
  • Future capabilities development (knowledge, materiel, for outcomes and processes) to include senior leader conteingency education and training; and 
  • Development of JC&DS requirements for identifying medical capability gaps. 

DHA Address: 7700 Arlington Boulevard | Suite 5101 | Falls Church, VA | 22042-5101

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