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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COL Lynn Marm graduated from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a degree in International Busi- ness. COL Marm received her commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps in May 1994, and was the distinguished military graduate. She later completed a Master's Degree in Business and Organizational Security from Webster University and the Army's post-graduate medical logistics course. Upon entering active duty, COL Marm was assigned as an ambulance platoon leader in the 724th Main Support Battalion, 24th Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Georgia. She moved to Fort Bragg, North Carolina in 1996 and attended the Medical Logistics course, specializing as a medical logistician. While stationed at the home of the Airborne community, she served as the Chief of Materiel Distribution at Womack Army Medical Center and was selected to serve as the battalion Logistics Officer for the 56th Medical Evacuation Battalion in the 44th Medical Brigade. She served on staff for two years before assuming command in 1999 of the only airborne medical logistics depot company in the United States Army – Alpha Company, 32d Medical Logistics Battalion. Following command, in 2002, COL Marm was assigned to the 62d Medical Brigade Headquarters at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, as the Deputy Brigade Logistics Officer. She deployed in spring 2003 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as part of the medical brigade headquarters responsible for combat health support in Northern Iraq. Upon return, she was assigned as a medical plans officer at the I Corps Surgeon's office, responsible for develop- ing war plans in support of contingencies in the Pacific Region. She was selected to attend the U.S. Army Command & General Staff College (CGSC) at Fort Leavenworth, KS in 2005. Following completion of CGSC, COL Marm served as the Chief of Opera- tions focused on CENTCOM medical logistics at the Office of the Army Surgeon General (OTSG). Afterwards, she was selected to serve as the Executive Assistant to the Deputy Surgeon General. Following these assignments, COL Marm served as a fel- low in the office of Senator Scott Brown (Massachusetts) and represented Army Medicine to Congress as a legislative liaison. After, she served as the Chief of Congressional Affairs for the Army Surgeon General. In 2014, she was selected to command the 1st Medical Recruiting Battalion at Fort Meade, Maryland, a unit responsible for recruiting the future medical force. Most recently, COL Marm was assigned as the Director of Medical Programs at the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology. ENABLING MEDICAL PRECISION THROUGH MATERIEL READINESS COL Lynn E. Marm Commander U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency (USAMMA) Ft. Detrick, MD C&CC: Tell us about USAMMA and the role your organization serves in Army Medicine. COL Marm: USAMMA is one of more than a dozen subordinate organizations that compose the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), which is the Army's main materiel developer. USAMRMC provides research, advanced development and materiel readiness for Army Medicine and the Military Health System. USAMMA's mission is to develop, tailor, deliver, and sustain medi- cal materiel capabilities and data in order to build and enable health readiness. Our core competencies are focused on equipping and sus- taining the medical force. We do this by: • Forecasting, planning and executing a variety of medical materiel readiness missions by providing a full-range of medical materiel solutions and support. • Developing and procuring medical technologies and materiel, performing medical set assembly functions and materiel delivery or fielding for the operating and generating forces worldwide. 8 | Combat & Casualty Care | Summer 2017 COMMANDER'S CORNER

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