Surgeon General, Army

The U.S. Army surgeon general is the senior officer in the U.S. Army Medical Department. As a staff officer to the army chief of staff and army secretary, the surgeon general is responsible for setting medical (including dental and veterinary) policies; as commander of the Army Medical Command (MEDCOM), he or she is responsible for delivering care at fixed-facility hospitals and clinics in the United States and overseas, for medical research, and for training of medical personnel. The surgeon general is also the executive agent for various Department of Defense–wide medical functions, such as the military vaccine program and the Armed Services Blood Program.

MEDCOM has a mix of regional medical commands (e.g., European or Pacific) that oversee the delivery of care and functional commands (e.g., ...

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