The Medical Capability Development Integration Directorate (MED CDID) was awarded the 1st Quarter, Fiscal Year 2023 Army Medicine Wolf Pack Award for Project Convergence 22 - Medical, U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence (MEDCoE), on June 27 in San Antonio, Texas.
“We are here to celebrate a significant achievement, as we proudly accept the 1st Quarter, Fiscal Year 2023 Army Medicine Wolf Pack Award for Project Convergence 22 - Medical, MEDCoE, based at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas,” said Col. James Jones, director MED CDID.
The Army Medicine Wolf Pack Award was created by the Surgeon General and the Chief of the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) to recognize exceptional teamwork by an integrated group of military and civilian teams focused on excellence in support of Army Medicine.
Eligible teams must consist of a mix of civilian and military team members, and winning teams must demonstrate excellence and effective teamwork resulting in significant products or services with the potential for broad impact in support of Army Medicine.
The team was made up of a diverse group of members from the MED CDID Future Concepts Center, Army Futures Command, the MEDCoE, the Medical Research and Development Command, Defense Health Agency, the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity, the Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center, the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory, the Program Executive Office - Enterprise Information Systems, the Air Force Research Lab, and the Office of the Surgeon General.
“Our Project Convergence Team - Medical is a vibrant assembly of 40 dedicated Army Active-Duty military and Department of the Army Civilians,” said Jones. “Together, we ventured to the National Training Center to assess the viability and effectiveness of 13 emerging technologies and one Force Design Update. Our mission was to gauge the potential of various capabilities such as physiological sensors, health data documentation, telemedicine capabilities, prolonged care augmentation, and predictive logistics, all designed to empower the operational forces of Army 2030.”
Operationally, the team integrated Health Information systems and Soldier sensor technologies into tactical networks to function as a system of systems designed to increase transparency between roles of care and to enable decision-making as far forward as the point of injury.
U.S. and Multinational Partner medics (United Kingdom and Australia) quickly grasped the functionality of the technology and leveraged its utility to collect patient registration information, input treatment encounters, and initiate data transfer between systems using multiple transport modes under Denied, Disrupted, Intermittent, and Limited (DDIL) bandwidth conditions. Combined U.S. and Australian medical treatment capabilities at Role 1 functioned as a cohesive team, providing trauma management and patient stabilization to the wounded.
“Today, as we accept this prestigious Army Medicine Wolf Pack Award, we do so with humility and a renewed sense of commitment to our mission,” said Jones. “Our journey continues, and I look forward to building on our success as we strive for excellence in our service to the Army, Joint Medical Team, and our great Nation.”
Project Convergence is the Army’s campaign of learning, designed to aggressively advance and integrate the Army’s contributions to the Joint and Multi-national Force. It ensures that the Army, as part of the Joint and Multi-national fight, can rapidly and continuously converge effects across all domains – air, land, sea, space, and cyber, to increase operational tempo and generate decision advantage over our adversaries.