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Thirty military medical professionals from six NATO member countries completed the NATO Center of Excellence for Military Medicine (MEDEVAL) medical assessment course at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC), from 22 to February 25. The course certifies medical professionals to evaluate exercises across NATO medical capabilities.

Learning objectives throughout the four-day exercise included: understanding the NATO medical support system in multinational operations, the medical assessment process as part of validation and certification, and the ability to assess medical modules as an assessment team leader/member.

“As certified medical evaluators, we can assess NATO medical capabilities anywhere in the world,” said U.S. Army Maj. Ashley Welsh, occupational therapist with 254th Medical Detachment, 421st Medical Battalion, 30th Medical Brigade . “We can assess personnel, equipment and procedures to make sure they meet NATO standards.”

The NATO MILMED COE is a multinational military organization that certifies personnel to be NATO evaluators of operational medical units, assists the alliance in its goal of continued medical transformation, and builds relationships with NATO allies and partners. NATO.

“It’s important that we keep those connections and know how to perform tasks in many different languages ​​and cultures,” said U.S. Army Capt. Josie Econome, deputy chief of operations at LRMC. “We have the same mission, and we can all accomplish it in different ways.”

Participants completed the course by observing a simulated medical exercise at the U.S. Army’s 512th Field Hospital at Rhine Ordnance Barracks in Kaiserslautern. First impression reports were written and presented by the participants following the exercise.

“It’s a hands-on approach to learning about assessment,” said German Armed Forces Lt. Col. Uwe Geiss, a pharmacist in the Operational Medical Services Command. “The course is a wonderful opportunity to share experiences from different perspectives and learn from each other with the aim of being more compatible in an operational environment.”

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