Commander of the U.S. Air Force Medical Support Agency Provides Operational Insight and Reveals Future Investment Opportunities
Brigadier General James McClain is Commander of the U.S. Air Force Medical Support Agency (AFMSA), which is responsible for overseeing the execution of the Air Force Surgeon General’s policies and programmes. AFMSA provides leadership for the entire medical service supporting the activities of more than 44,000 personnel serving 2.6 million beneficiaries through 76 military treatment facilities worldwide with a budget of $6.1 billion. Defence IQ asked Gen. McClain where some of that budget would be allocated in terms of technology and strategic investment.
Take a look at the attendee list from this year's Medical Support Operations Summit
When dealing with disaster relief operations and humanitarian crises, including logistics support and aid during civil wars and infectious disease outbreaks, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and militaries inevitably face a number of challenges.
Ahead of 2016's Medical Support Operations summit, Defence IQ analysed the key challenges facing NGOs, international militaries, and government aid agencies dealing with the broadened scope of overseas medical support operations. Medics are put to work in increasingly remote, diverse, and dangerous environments, understanding the challenges and finding solutions is vital to improve the planning and execution of medical support operations in the future
IN THE SECOND DECADE OF THE 21ST CENTURY, THE NATURE OF MEDICAL SUPPORT OPERATIONS IS A VERY DIFFERENT PROSPECT TO THAT OF THE 20TH CENTURY.
From the prevalence of asymmetrical warfare to the threats of pandemic contagion in the developing world, the way in which militaries and civilian organisations are tackling the flood of contemporary crises is ever-changing.
After conducting a wide-ranging survey of professionals in the medical support operations world, we uncovered some telling statistics about the way those inside the field viewed current trends and future challenges.
Download this e-book to see our analysis of the medical support operations community's self-diagnosis.