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The 3rd Medical Command, featuring the makeup of the Command, what Reserve members bring to the table from their civilian experience, and the Command's operational Involvement.

The 3rd Medical Command

The 3rd Medical Command, featuring the makeup of the Command, what Reserve members bring to the table from their civilian experience, and the Command's operational Involvement.
MISSION:  
Soldiers take a moment to fold the American flag3rd Medical Command provides C4I, Title X support and technical supervision for over 7,000 Soldiers located in 21 states and Puerto Rico during garrison operations to prepare and provide trained and ready Soldiers and units to U.S. Army Reserve Command for mobilization. On order mobilize, deploy and redeploy forces to support our nation's defense anywhere in the world and, in particular, establish the 3rd Medical Command as the single medical enabler supporting Army Central across the full spectrum of operations in the Central Command area of responsibility while delivering state-of-the-art, cutting edge combat healthcare to U.S. service members and other personnel in accordance with the Medical Rules of Engagement. 

VISION:
The Army's premier medical command deployment support providing Soldiers and units, trained and ready to deploy, while executing flawless medical operations across the full spectrum of combat healthcare service and support.

LINEAGE:
"DESERT MEDICS"

The 3rd Medical Command is a senior deployable medical mission command headquarters, providing support to U.S. Army Africa and U.S. Army Central area of operations.

The 3rd MEDCOM provides support and technical supervision for more than 6,000 Soldiers located in 21 states and Puerto Rico to prepare and provide trained and ready Soldiers and units to U.S. Army Reserve Command for mobilization.

Designated by the Chief of Military History as the “Desert Medics,” 3rd MEDCOM directly supports Army Central Command across the full spectrum of operations in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, delivering state-of-the-art combat healthcare to U.S. service members and other personnel in accordance with the Medical Rules of Engagement.

Originally an active Army command with a history dating back to World War II, the 3rd MEDCOM was allotted into the Army Reserve in June 1997 and was activated at Decatur, Georgia.

Soldiers doing a medical exercise

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