U.S. Army Medical Command [MEDCOM] Law and Legal Definition

The U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) is a major command of the U.S. Army that provides command and control of the Army's fixed-facility such as medical, dental, and veterinary treatment facilities. MEDCOM also provides preventive care, medical research and development and training institutions. The head of MEDCOM is the Army Surgeon General. MEDCOM is divided into six regional medical commands such as Europe Regional Medical Command, Great Plains Regional Medical Command, North Atlantic Regional Medical Command, Pacific Regional Medical Command, Southeast Regional Medical Command, and Western Regional Medical Command.