As the military works to become a more lethal force, the services' health care leaders have pledged to support the cause by helping attain maximum readiness - including finding ways to deal with troops who can't deploy.
Military health leaders gathered this week during the annual meeting of AMSUS, The Society for Federal Health Professionals, to share their outlook for each branch of the military and the U.S. Public Health Service. Their focus remains on a top priority laid out by Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis.
“Readiness is No. 1,” said Lt. Gen. Nadja West, Surgeon General of the Army, who noted that Mattis regularly requests updates on deployability statuses.
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