The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command is the Army’s medical materiel developer, with responsibility for medical research, development, and acquisition and medical logistics management. The USAMRMC’s expertise in these critical areas helps establish and maintain the capabilities the Army needs to fight and win on the battlefield.
Ensuring our armed forces remain in optimal health and are equipped to protect themselves from disease and injury, particularly on the battlefield, is the job of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. The Command is headquartered at Fort Detrick, MD, with 12 subordinate commands located throughout the world.
Six medical research laboratory commands execute the science and technology program to investigate medical solutions for the battlefield with a focus on various areas of biomedical research, including military infectious diseases, combat casualty care, military operational medicine, medical chemical and biological defense, and clinical and rehabilitative medicine. The Command manages a large extramural research program with numerous contracts, grants, and cooperative research and development agreements to provide additional science and technology capabilities from leading academic, private industry, and other government organizations.
Six additional commands focus on medical materiel advanced development, strategic and operational medical logistics, and medical research and development contracting, to complete the full life cycle of medical materiel acquisition.
The Command is staffed with highly qualified scientists, program managers, logisticians, contracting experts, and support personnel. The critical expertise in these areas ensures we have the medical capabilities the Army needs to fight and win on the battlefield. Overall, about 7,100 military, civilian, and contractor personnel are assigned to support the Headquarters and subordinate units. Officers, enlisted Soldiers, and civilians-many of whom are among the most respected and knowledgeable specialists in their fields-provide subject matter expertise in medical, scientific, and technical areas throughout the Command.
Medical information and products developed by the USAMRMC protect and sustain the health and safety of the force through deployment and combat. The USAMRMC motto, “Protect, Project, Sustain,” emphasizes the Command’s priorities in support of the warfighter.
Annual Historical Report, 2014, US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command [1,036 Pages, 62MB]