U.S. Army Medical Department Law and Legal Definition

The U.S. Army Medical Department commonly referred as AMEDD is one of the largest and most advanced health care systems in the world. AMEDD consists of U.S. Army's six medical special branches namely, Army Medical Department Corps, Army Medicine Directorates, Army Surgeon General Consultants, Army Surgeon General Staff, Executive Agencies to the Office of the Surgeon General, and Major Subordinate Commands. AMEDD is established in all three components of the Army such as the Active Army, the U.S. Army Reserve, and the Army National Guard. The headquarters of AMEDD is at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas.

The mission of AMEDD is:

to promote, sustain and enhance soldier health;

to train, develop and equip a medical force that supports full spectrum operations; and

to deliver leading edge health services to U.S. warriors and military family to optimize outcomes.