USAMITC Trains 2nd FSSG in TAMMIS
August 11, 2011
FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS " The U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center (USAMITC) recently conducted Theater Army Medical Management Information System (TAMMIS) training for Sailors and Marines of the Marine 2nd Force Service Support Group (FSSG) Medical Logistics Group. This training took place at the Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4) L-3 Training Center located at Fort Detrick, Maryland.
Other essential training took place on systems that entailed the Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support (DMLSS), DMLSS Customer Assistance Module (DCAM) and the Theater Enterprise Wide Logistics System (TEWLS). The 2nd FSSG will be deploying to Afghanistan in the near future to replace a unit currently there.
“This training came about because this unit is going to replace the unit in Afghanistan that was previously trained in these areas,” said Noel Sepulveda, a member of the USAMITC Sustainment Division, the command’s medical logistics analyst for TAMMIS and the training instructor of the USAMITC Medical Logistics (MEDLOG) systems.
“Knowing they were going to use TAMMIS, this unit followed in the same path as the previous unit to ensure not only the security of this training, but the clear understanding of these essential business processes and practices using these important network programs and systems,” he added.
The 2nd FSSG and other units need TAMMIS training because MEDLOG Battalions use this system to order supplies while they are in Theater. TAMMIS also helps to keep track of materiel (supplies) on hand, and is an easy way to account for inventory.
The mission of USAMITC and MC4 was to familiarize 2nd FSSG with current systems supporting Theater operations. “Everybody knows that TAMMIS is being used in the MEDLOG companies,” said Sepulveda. “If you’re going to a MEDLOG company, you’ll see TAMMIS,” he said. When asked about the steps that took place when the 2nd FSSG sought out TAMMIS training, Sepulveda stated, as with requests transmitted from any command, that the 2nd FSSG were referred to the Army’s Medical Command for support. “They know that the USAMITC staff are a reliable customer support office for TAMMIS,” he said. Sepulveda concluded by saying that units requiring TAMMIS training and support of any kind should contact the MEDCOM Medical Logistics Infomatics Division (MLID), or the USAMITC TAMMIS Customer Support Office (CSO) for support, assistance and training.