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CSM Gerald C. Ecker

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Mission:  To provide a Competent and self-disciplined team of Professionals who support the Army through expert clinical, tactical scientific, and administrative operations, enabling high reliability units and Soldiers of Character and Commitment.  

Vision: The cornerstone of Health and Readiness through highly trained and adaptive Soldiers capable of operating in complex environments.

Catch up on the latest from the 2017 MEDCOM Best Warrior Competition:

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As the Army continues to evolve and change, so does the construct of mission command. In the video link, CSM Ecker shares his thoughts and way ahead for the AMEDD in reference to Mission Command and NCO involvement. The entire video provides valuable guidance with CSM Ecker's time starting at 11:09.


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Team Army Medicine

For 130 years, the Army Enlisted Medical Corps has provided, and continues to provide, outstanding medical care to our Soldiers, family members and Retirees’ at home and abroad.

March 1st we celebrated the 130th anniversary of their steadfast commitment to our Army and to our Nation. We are extremely proud of the contributions and sacrifices made by our Enlisted Medical Corps. They are, without a doubt, the backbone of Army Medicine. We salute them for the competence, character and commitment.

We especially thank them for all of their contributions to the United States Army, Army Medicine, and our Nation.

One Team… one purpose! Conserving the Fighting Strength Since 1775


On August 10, 2017, Regional Health Command-Pacific Soldiers gathered to receive badges honoring their achievements during the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (GAFPB) event at the recognition ceremony held on Hamilton Field at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Thirteen RHC-P Soldiers earned a silver badge, while 8 Soldiers earned a bronze badge.

BAMC Medics Exchange MEDRETE

"It was my first time in an actual operating room," Army Pfc. Jason Macha said. "Watching our team members partner with the Cameroonian staff was very interesting to watch. I didn't realize how tedious surgery was, and it was an opportunity I was glad to have."


Army Staff Sergeant Robert Eccles, 38, from Holladay, Utah, is the first recipient of an undergraduate degree awarded by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU).

The first four combat medics at Brooke Army Medical Center received the coveted gold badge during an award ceremony held Aug. 29 in the 4th floor auditorium. The gold badge signifies the medic has completed the core skills required as part of the 68W Utilization Program.

Military Medicine in the Civil War
by SGT Joseph Blankenship

MEDCOM Talent Shines

Enhanced Medic Training at WAMC Provides New Culture for Army Medics

President Awards Medal of Honor to Former Combat Medic

Victory Medics Conduct Mass Casualty Medical Exercise During Saber Guardian 17

On the Modern Battlefield, Ordinary Soldiers Must Also Prepare to be Frontline Medics

SSG McAvinue and was selected as the SFC Wayne E. Slagel Literary Award winner for the AMEDD SLC Class 177-17

New Army Medicine Combat Casualty Care Video

Program Offers Enlisted Soldiers the Opportunity to Become Doctors

Angels on the Battlefield

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Medics, nurses and doctors from the spectrum of medical professions have come together to seek the Expert Field Medical Badge Sept. 17-28, 2017 at Camp Aachen.

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