Accession Number : ADA309404

Title :   The Proposed Dental Support Unit: Benchmark Structure for Other Combat Service Support Units?

Descriptive Note : Strategy research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Kulild, James C.

PDF Url : ADA309404

Report Date : 03 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : As the United States Army has continued its transition into a new era of radically varied mission requirements, diminished resources, explosive developments in information technology and management, and potential availability of weapons of mass destruction by secondary powers; combat, combat service, and combat service support (C 55) units in both the active and reserve components must be prepared to meet today's unknown challenges. Especially important is the requirement for CSS units to ensure that the 'tooth-to-tail' ratio in deployed forces is balanced allowing a proper force mix necessary to accomplish the mission with optimal force economy. As an important link in the CSS team, health service support (HSS) units are designed to support the soldier far-forward in a theater of operations Cr0) providing him with caring, competent and compassionate medical treatment designed to return him to duty as soon as possible. It has been, and continues to be, the responsibility of medical planners to design units that provide the most efficient force structure required by the Army and the nation.

Descriptors :   *COMBAT SUPPORT, *MILITARY MEDICINE, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, *DENTISTRY, WEAPONS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY RESERVES, WARFARE, DEPLOYMENT, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, HEALTH, MASS, DESTRUCTION, EFFICIENCY, MISSIONS, STANDARDS, WOUNDS AND INJURIES, ARMY, ARMY PLANNING, DENTAL CARIES.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE