This is the official Army site for 18th Medical Command, "The Theater Medical Command of the Indo-Pacific." Located at Ft. Shafter, Hawaii.



Get the latest news on 18th MEDCOM as we impact the Indo-Pacific theater.

Command Team

  • Maj. Gen. Paula C. Lodi Commanding General Maj. Gen. Paula C. Lodi
  • Command Sgt. Maj. Kristy J. Cortner Command Sergeant Major Command Sgt. Maj. Kristy J. Cortner

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Training

The "Pacific Knights" train on Tactical Combat Casualty Care to increase their medical skills at the Medical Simulation Training Center at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Feb. 28, 2023. TC3 training is critical to honing the Soldier's care under fire skills to help them stay proficient at saving lives when it matters. (U.S. Army photos by Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Hughes/Released)


18th MEDCOM coordinates health system support, medically sets the theater, improves interoperability with allies and partners, and executes theater medical command and control that enables Joint and Combined forces freedom of maneuver in the Indo-Pacific.


Unified Medicine: 18th MEDCOM is the Indo-Pacific's theater medical enabler. It links strategic and operational medicine to save lives when it matters most.

Key Capabilities

Set the Theater (Medically) Command and Control (C2) Conduct Health Engagements and Security Cooperation Coordinate & Integrate Host Nation Medical Capabilities Health Threats Monitoring and Reporting


"THE THEATER MEDICAL COMMAND OF THE INDO-PACIFIC" The 18th Medical Command has a distinguished history, serving our nation in one of the most hotly contested regions of the world during armistice. Originally constituted in the Regular Army on 10 May 1967 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 18th Medical Brigade, the unit was activated on 18 August 1967 at Fort Lee, Virginia in preparation for service in the Republic of Vietnam. The unit inactivated at Fort George Meade, Maryland on 16 December 1970 and later re designated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 18th Medical Command and was activated on 16 August 1984 in the Republic of Korea. After 24 years of outstanding service on the peninsula, earning the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation in 1989, and the Army Superior Unit Award in 2003, the 18th Medical Command, cased its colors in Yongsan, Republic of Korea on 15 October 2008. On 25 November 2008, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 18th Medical Command was welcomed to Hawaii in an arrival ceremony on Historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, to serve as one of the Army's Theater Enabling Commands. The command achieved Full Operational Capability on 4 October 2011, and supports multiple exercises and operations throughout the Pacific. The 18th Medical Command's lines of effort are nested with those of Regional Health Command Pacific and U.S. Army Pacific. 18th Medical Command stands ready to provide mission command, administrative assistance, and technical supervision of assigned and attached medical units within the Indo-Pacific Region. "One Team" - “Pacific Knights”


Celebrate your reenlistment with 18th MEDCOM!


Stop by and see SFC Mitchell, the 18th MEDCOM senior career counselor today to discuss your continued service opportunities. Stay Pacific Knights! SFC Ian A. Mitchell Senior Career Counselor 18th MEDCOM 246 Mokumoa St. BLDG 1599 Rm 101 Fort Shafter Flats, HI 96858 (808) 221-5419



Phone Numbers

Public Affairs Office: 808-233-9578 After Hours: 808-226-7550