Surgeon General of the United States Army

Surgeon General Of The United States Army

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This article is about the senior physician in the U.S. Army. For the head of the U.S. Public Health Service, see Surgeon General of the United States. For other uses, see Surgeon General .

The Surgeon General of the United States Army is the senior-most officer of the U.S. Army Medical Department (AMEDD). By policy, the Surgeon General (TSG) serves as Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) as well as head of the AMEDD. His (or her) office and staff are known as the Office of the Surgeon General (OTSG) and are located in Falls Church, Virginia.

By law, the Surgeon General may be appointed from any of the six officer branches of the AMEDD. However, to date appointed and confirmed Surgeons General have always been medical corps officers (military physicians). Since 1959, TSG has been appointed in the grade of Lieutenant General.


As a Commanding General, TSG provides advice and assistance to the Chief of Staff, Army (CSA) and to the Secretary of the Army (SECARMY) on all health care matters pertaining to the U.S. Army and its military health care system. He or she is responsible for development, policy direction, organization and overall management of an integrated Army-wide health service system and is the medical materiel developer for the Army. These duties include formulating policy regulations on health service support, health hazard assessment and the establishment of health standards. TSG is assisted by a Deputy Surgeon...
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