Combat & Casualty Care

Summer 2017

Military Magazines in the United States and Canada, Covering Combat and Casualty Care, first responders, rescue and medical products programs and news\Tactical Defense Media

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doses of Force Health Protection vaccines (e.g., Adenovirus, Anthrax, Smallpox and Influenza) val- ued at over $70.9 million. These vaccines were shipped to Army, including active and reserve components, Navy, Air Forces, Marine, and the U.S. Coast Guard units. USAMMA also supports readiness by strength- ening our allied forces. USAMMA's Foreign Military Sales team worked in conjunction with U.S. Army Security Assistance Command's Foreign Military Sales program to coordinate with more than 20 countries to deliver medical equipment, supplies, and services that totaled more than $165 million. Additionally, USAMMA assesses all capital investment medical equipment, infrastructure, associated information assurance requirements, and clinical operations within Army Medicine's medical treatment facilities. Teams from USAMMA perform site visits at MTFs around the U.S. in order to provide a five-year strategic replace- ment plan for required medical equipment, as well as recommend improvements in operations, facilities, staffing and workflow. In its 22 years of existence, this function of USAMMA has real- ized a cost savings to Army Medicine in excess of $262 million -- including $9.9 million in just this past year. C&CC: As you enter into the second half of your command tour, what are your goals for USAMMA? COL Marm: My primary goal at USAMMA is to continue to grow our resource capacity so that we can support all of our current operations, as well as have flexibility to grow, if needed, for future missions. We have several major muscle movements happening over the next year. One big effort is the conversion of all Combat Support Hospi- tals (CSHs) into the Field Hospital Force Design Update (FH FDU). The FH FDU an Army Medicine initiative designed to increase flexibility for the combatant commanders and provide maximum responsiveness for those injured on the battle- field. USAMMA will support the fielding require- ments for this initiative. The FH FDU changes the structure and capabilities of existing CSHs to increase surgical and emergency medicine specialties and capabilities. This update is also expected to improve essential clinical capabilities without growing personnel requirements; expand early entry trauma capabilities; increase intensive care capabilities; and add computed tomography (CT) scanners and microbiology lab capabilities. Additionally, USAMMA continues to support several Army Medicine's centralized management programs and war reserves. These programs rely greatly on support from the defense industrial base to set and open operational theaters. Since 2007, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency Electronic Technician Mark Mills, who is regularly assigned to the Defense Distribution Center San Joaquin, California, works on Army medical equipment in the field. (Army) A Soldier from the 28th Combat Support Hospital inventories new medical equipment received at Sierra Army Depot in Herlong, California. (Ellen Crown, USAMMA) 12 | Combat & Casualty Care | Summer 2017 COMMANDER'S CORNER

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