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STAND-TO! Edition: Friday, July 8 2011

Today's Focus:

Hospital 2020 Seminar

Senior Leaders are Saying

It has been a rare privilege to serve in the Department of Defense during such a challenging time, and it has been an honor to serve alongside an outstanding group of civilian and military members who every day demonstrate the value to this nation of their unwavering commitment and dedicated service.

- Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III, during the announcement that he would be stepping down in the fall of 2011.

Lynn to step down as Deputy Defense Secretary

What They're Saying

Without their sacrifice, it would have been impossible for us to preserve our liberty and democracy or to achieve the economic growth widely referred to as the 'Miracle on the Han River' here in Korea. We will never forget the blood and sweat of the Soldiers of Task Force Smith and the United Nations forces shed here...

- Kyeonggi Province Vice Gov. You Yeon-chae, at the 61st anniversary celebration of the first U.S. ground battle of the Korean War.

Task Force Smith remembered on 61st anniversary

A Culture of Engagement

Calendar

2010-2013: 60th Anniversary of the Korean War

150 Years: The Battle of Gettysburg: The American Civil War

July:
July 12 & 13: Medal of Honor White House & Pentagon ceremonies for Staff Sgt. Leroy A. Petry

July 27: Walter Reed cases colors

Today's Focus

Hospital 2020 Seminar

What is the Format?

The United States (US) Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Center and School, Directorate of Combat and Doctrine Development recently conducted the Hospital 2020 Seminar. This seminar was designed to evaluate the recent Force Design Update (FDU) of Army Hospitalization. The objectives were to expand goals to increase capability in support of combined arms maneuvers and wide area security to provide foreign humanitarian assistance (HA) and disaster relief (DR), improving interoperability among Joining Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational partners (JIIM). Also, to increase survivability and treatment of severely injured casualties from the point of injury to a medical treatment facility (MTF) within a 60-minute time frame.

What has the Army done?

With feedback from the Warfighters and Center for Army Lessons Learned, Dr. James Kirkpatrick, primary lead for the redesign, proposed the newly developed FDU to improve the flexibility, modularity, and clinical capability. Subject matter experts were provided a series of scenarios, along with specific questions to evaluate solutions to operational problems in varying environments and conditions. Recommendations included proposed changes in some Military personnel slotting, including additional skills training, to enhance capability. The analysis of the highest risk population resulted in considering a change in the size of the early entry hospital element to increase the speed deployment without decreasing capability.

What does the Army have planned?

Force Management and several key leaders are assessing seminar outcomes to determine what possible Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership and Education, Personnel and Facilities solutions are available to meet the demands of an ever changing and evolving AMEDD.

Why is this important to the Army?

Today’s Army focus includes not only Army Health System support for major combat operations but also stability operations, such as foreign humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to host nations, as well as civil support of natural and environmental disasters within the continental of United States. A redesign into a modular, flexible hospitalization functional area is essential to meet the challenges of the Army Health System support missions. Deploying medical resources rapidly and with flexibility to match the appropriate specialty care to the specific needs of the affected population is a requirement for the U.S. Army today and into the future.

Resources:

AMEDD Center and School

Walter Reed Move information

For questions, comments or concerns, please contact AMEDD Warfighting and Experimentation Operations section at 210-221-9226 or 210-295-0859.

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