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Civil Military Medicine

Supporting National Homeland Defense with Medical and Public Health Preparedness

The Civil Military Medicine Division (CMM) ensures the provision of the highest possible level and quality of health service support to military missions and domestic crisis that are outside the realm of major combat operations. Heavily involved with homeland disaster response—CMM works closely with groups at the federal, state, local, and tribal levels to ensure the safety and health of Service Members, Beneficiaries, and the American people.  

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U.S. Army Enlisted Medical Soldiers to Receive Extended Training at Civilian Trauma Centers

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U.S. Army enlisted medical personnel will now be assigned for one to two years at civilian trauma centers that partner with the U.S. Army to increase deployment preparedness. At the Army Medicine’s Inaugural Military-Civilian Partnership Summit held at the Defense Health Headquarters earlier this month, the Army Surgeon General explained to partners the importance of expanding training opportunities for enlisted personnel with the combat medic being the highest priority.

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Navy Surgeon General signs partnership integrating Navy members with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Trauma Division

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Navy Surgeon General RADM Bruce Gillingham and Kevin Mahoney, Chief Executive Officer for the University of Pennsylvania Health System, hold the signed agreement that starts a three-year partnership.

This partnership will work to develop a blueprint for future partnerships between the military and civilian health systems, and will be of great benefit to both parties.

DoD Instruction 6000.16: Military Health Support for Stability Operations


This Instruction establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides instructions for military health support of stability operations in accordance with the authority in Reference (a). Military health support for stability operations is hereafter referred to as medical stability operations (MSOs).

Joint Publication 3-08 on interagency Coordination, Vol. 2


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National Security Presidential Directive-44 on Reconstruction

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