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The Medical Service Corps is comprised of a wide diversity of medical administrative, scientific, and provider specialties ranging from the management and support of the Army's health services system to direct patient care. The four Assistant Chiefs also function as the chiefs of the eight AOCs/MFAs—Health Services, Laboratory Sciences, Preventive Medicine, Behavioral Sciences, Pharmacy, Optometry, Podiatry, and Aeromedical Evacuation. The Assistant Corps Chiefs provide career direction to their respective MFA/AOC as well as recommend policies to the Corps Chief.

MFA

AOC

Title

Description

70

 

Health Services

Provides medical-unique administrative services to the AMEDD and the Army.

 

70A

Health Care Administration
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Plans, directs, manages, administers, and participates in the functioning of health care facilities and organizations. Participates at all levels of command in establishing and implementing policies and procedures affecting the U.S. Army Health Care Delivery System.

 

70B

Health Services Administration
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This is the entry level AOC for the 70 MFA. At the operational level, plans, coordinates, monitors, evaluates, and advises unit commanders and staff in both medical and non-medical areas of patient evacuation and treatment, organizational administration, supply, training, operations, transportation, and maintenance.

 

70C

Health Services Comptroller
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Examines, manages, and certifies military and civilian payrolls, travel, commercial accounts, and other vouchers and claims. Prepares, consolidates, and analyzes financial data and management information systems reports at all command levels. Develops policies, coordinates and performs all finance and accounting functions for AMEDD organizations.

 

70D

Health Services Systems Management
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Provides managerial expertise and technical guidance in developing, implementing, and maintaining, information systems at medical activities. Integrates telecommunications, automation, visual information, records management, and publications and printing equipment in support of medical treatment facilities and biomedical research laboratories.

 

70E

Patient Administration
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Collects and analyzes patient and institutional data. Advises the medical commander on issues pertaining to patient administration, third party collection programs, and medical regulating; advisor on matters pertaining to health services facility management, organization, operation, and the standards prescribed by JCAHO.

 

70F

Health Services Human Resources
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Plans, develops, and directs personnel systems that support and implement programs concerning the components of the personnel management life cycle. Included are strength accounting, accessions, personnel operations, awards, promotions, classifications and reclassifications, assignments, special pays, personnel evaluations, reenlistments, eliminations, and separations.

 

70H

Health Services Plans, Operations, Intelligence, Security, and Training
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Serves as the principal advisor to commanders at all levels in the areas of field medical operations and evacuation. Directs and coordinates staff functions pertaining to health services plans, operations, intelligence, security, and training.

 

70K

Health Services Materiel
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Plans and directs activities of personnel and units responsible for the inventory management of all Class VIII medical supply. Directs and/or exercises staff supervision of units engaged in production, acquisition, receipt, storage, issue and distribution of medical equipment, repair parts, and supplies. Serves as the focal point for medical property management and accountability procedures.

 

70K9I

Health Facilities Planner

Programs, plans, develops, designs, and constructs health care facilities.

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67J

Aeromedical Evacuation
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Serves as a specially trained aeromedical evacuation aviator in a variety of key positions. Pilots assigned aircraft on aeromedical evacuation missions while supervising in-flight treatment to sustain human life and relieve suffering. Tactically employs medical aircraft, personnel, and equipment in support of land combat operations.

71

 

Laboratory Sciences

Plans, supervises, and conducts highly specialized laboratory testing, research and development, and environmental analyses in support of medical operations. Serves as section, branch, division, or department chief.

 

71A

Microbiology, Parasitology, & Immunology
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Expertise in Microbiology, Parasitology, and Immunology. Supervises testing, provides consultation and expert advice, conducts/directs research, and manages laboratory operations including fiscal and personnel resources.

 

71B

Biochemistry
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Expertise in Biochemistry and Physiology. Supervises testing, provides consultation and expert advice, conducts/directs research, and manages laboratory operations including fiscal and personnel resources.

 

71E

Clinical Laboratory
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Expertise in clinical laboratory sciences management and operations. Supervises testing, provides consultation and expert advice, conducts/directs research, and manages laboratory operations including fiscal and personnel resources.

 

71F

Research Psychology
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Conceives and conducts research to determine the effects of physiological and social variables on the health and performance of military personnel.

72

 

Preventive Medicine Sciences

Plans, directs, administers, manages, and participates in activities relating to various facets of nuclear medicine science, environmental science, entomology, sanitary engineering, and audiology.

 

72A

Nuclear Medical Science
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Plans, leads, directs, manages, advises, and participates in activities relating to health physics and NBC medical defense associated with military operations. Provides identification, evaluation, and guidance for personnel protection and for control of potential radiation hazards in working environments, materiel, munitions, and armament.

 

72B

Entomology
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Plans, leads, manages, advises, directs, and participates in research, operational and consultative medical entomology, and pest management activities to provide the effective control of pests and vectors of disease affecting the health, morale, and environment of all Army personnel.

 

72C

Audiology
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Conducts quantitative and qualitative examinations of auditory pathway; prescribes and implements non-medical treatment to conserve or improve communication ability; designs, develops, and maintains hearing conservation programs.

 

72D

Environmental Science
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Advises and performs professional and scientific work in environmental health and industrial hygiene. Functions include: identification and evaluation for the control of potential health hazards; health hazard assessment of weapons, equipment, clothing, training, and materiel systems; promotion of policies and, practices directed toward the prevention of disease, illness, and injury.

 

72E

Sanitary Engineer
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Advises on or performs professional and scientific work utilizing engineering principles and practices to protect health and the environment. Duties include the assessment of existing and proposed weapons, equipment, clothing, training devices, and materiel systems.

73

 

Behavioral Sciences

Plans, manages, and administers programs relating to clinical psychology and social work. These programs promote all aspects of mental health and the social well-being of all personnel. The behavioral sciences officer educates, consults, and develops policies on emotional and mental health.

 

73A

Social Work
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Performs social work functions including providing direct services, teaching and training, supervision, research administration, consultation, and policy development in various military settings. These functions are provided in order to enhance the social well-being of military members, their eligible family members, and DA civilians.

 

73B

Clinical Psychology
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Applies psychological principles, and techniques through direct patient services, consultation, education, and research in problems of human effectiveness, adjustment, and emotional disturbance in medical and other settings. Concerned with investigations, evaluations, and amelioration of mental and behavior disorders; prevention of mental illness; promotion of effective mental health.

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67E

Pharmacy
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Plans, executes, and evaluates pharmaceutical activities. Duties include clinical and consultative pharmacy, and pharmacy service administration.

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67F

Optometry
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Serves as a primary health care provider, conducting examinations to detect, prevent, diagnose, treat, and manage ocular related disorders, that is, injuries, diseases, and visual dysfunctions. Uses diagnostic and therapeutic pharmaceutical agents (TPA) and medical/surgical instruments.

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67G

Podiatry
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Examines, diagnoses, and treats or prescribes courses of treatment for personnel suffering from diseases, injuries, or disorders of the feet. Podiatric care includes inpatient and outpatient surgical and non-surgical treatment and consultative services.

MOS

670A

Health Service Maintenance Technician
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Manages the maintenance requirements for both fixed and field medical facilities. Participates in the process of procuring medical equipment and serves as a technical consultant to the hospital staff for maintenance and procurement matters. Trains hospital staff in the proper care and operator maintenance of medical equipment.