United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command


United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command

Infobox Military Unit
unit_name= U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command


caption= The USAMRMC Distinctive Unit Insignia
dates= 1994 - Present
country= United States
allegiance=United States
branch= United States Army
type= Medical R&D Command
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current_commander=MG George W. Weightman
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garrison= Fort Detrick, Maryland
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motto= "Protect, Project, Sustain"
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The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC or MRMC) is the U.S. Army’s medical materiel development command and its lead agency for medical R&D and acquisition; medical IM and IT; medical logistics management; and health facility planning. Headquartered at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland, MRMC is a subordinate unit of the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM). It is commanded by a major general.

Overview

Military medical information and products are developed by the USAMRMC to protect and sustain the health and safety of U.S. and allied forces through deployment and combat.

USAMRMC oversees and supports 14 laboratories and organizations located throughout the United States.

Six of the USAMRMC medical laboratories and institutes perform the core science and technology research to develop solutions medical problems encountered by U.S. service members on the battlefield. These centers specialize in various areas of biomedical research, including infectious diseases, combat casualty care, operational medicine, and defenses against chemical and biological warfare. A large extramural research program and numerous cooperative research and development agreements provide the command with additional capabilities by partnering with leading biomedical and academic organizations in the civilian sector.

Eight USAMRMC supporting organizations focus on other command requirements such as medical materiel development and logistics, facilities, IM/IT, and congressional special interest (CSI) programs, to embody a comprehensive concept of medical materiel acquisition.

Approximately 5,200 military, civilian, and contractor personnel are assigned to support the command headquarters and subordinate units. Officers, enlisted soldiers, and civilians provide subject matter expertise in medical, scientific, and technical areas throughout the command.

History

In March 1994, a merger of Medical Research and Development Command, the Medical Material Agency and the Health Facilities Planning Agency resulted in creation of the Medical Research, Development, Acquisition and Logistics Command (MRDALC), subordinate to the then provisional MEDCOM. The MRDALC was soon renamed the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC).

MRMC’s subordinate commands

"At Fort Detrick:"
*U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency (USAMMA)
*U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA)
*U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA)
*U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID)
*Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC)

"Elsewhere:"
*United States Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD), Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
*United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM), Natick, Massachusetts
*Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), Forest Glen, Maryland
**WRAIR's Special Foreign Activities:
***Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences (AFRIMS), Bangkok, Thailand
***United States Army Medical Research Unit-Kenya (USAMRU-K), Nairobi, Kenya

References

*"This article contains information that originally came from US Government publications and websites and is in the public domain."

External links

* [https://mrmc-www.army.mil/index.asp USAMRMC website]


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