The USAMMA organization is an integrated, coordinated collective, comprised of command group, mission elements, and support elements in support of stakeholders, customers, partners, and suppliers. A graphic representation of the collectivity of USAMMA is shown below.
The USAMMA’s organizational structure consists of the following Directorates and separate offices:
The Sergeant Major, as senior enlisted advisor for USAMMA, is responsible for advising the Commander on the health, welfare, and morale of the workforce (military and civilian). In this role the Sergeant Major monitors personnel actions pertaining to all assigned enlisted and officer personnel, is responsible for medical readings as well as the professional development of all enlisted personnel, NCOERs, promotion boards, physical fitness testing, assignments, NCOPD, common task testing, and training.
The LMER provides executive level management and oversight for the Office of the Commander. Additionally, the LMER Officer provides continuity for rotating military leadership and assisting in the coordination and communication between directorates. This office is also responsible for labor relations and bargaining agreement administration, along with submission and administration of the annual budget for the Office of the Commander. The primary function is to lead and manage the Agency ensuring that USAMMA maintains its ability to provide premier medical logistics support to America’s Warfighter.
The CoS provides executive-level administrative management and oversight of centralized support for the USAMMA. The CoS Group has relevant and responsive shared services across all facets of the USAMMA organization with primary responsibilities including:
The Safety Office serves as the Safety Manager and Environmental Coordinator for the Commander and staff of USAMMA including all remote USAMMA sites. This office directs, develops and performs safety and occupational health exercises in compliance with federal, state, local and Army standards.
The Mission of the Safety Program at USAMMA is to serve as the Safety Manager with associated directives in Occupational Health and Environmental Compliance on behalf of the USAMMA Commander, Deputy Commanders, Directors, and Project Managers at Fort Detrick, Maryland, and at forward-sites worldwide. This office directs, develops, and performs safety, occupational health, and environmental compliance policies and procedures in accordance with federal, state, local, Army, and DOD standards.
Safety Area: We develop and integrate a comprehensive and multi-dimensional set of safety policies, procedures, training, and evaluation practices that emphasize prevention and when appropriate correction of safety, occupational health, and environmental compliance related issues.
Occupational Health & Environmental Programs: We represent the Commander and serve as a member of various installation and higher headquarters safety, occupational health, and environmental forums.
Prepares for and provides Agency briefings for higher headquarters, safety inspections, and staff assistance visits. Plans, establishes procedures, and chairs the USAMMA Safety Council for the Commander.
The Training Coordinator ensures mandatory and special training requirements with the USAMMA leadership and supporting project management offices, directorates, and separate offices - off-site personnel. The new employee orientation and training program is required for all USAMMA civilian and military personnel.
Training requests for in-house personnel is required by the coordinator to manage the training mandates and accomplishments of USAMMA personnel. Additionally, the in-processing requirements are also coordinated with the Training office. On-line training is critical and maintaining the accurate records for USAMMA employees is required.
Provides day-to-day support and services to the Agency and the wider Medical Logistics Enterprise to ensure that every provider can deliver the healthcare expected by our Nation, Joint Warfighters, Partners and Customers. This Directorate serves as the Agency Manager for Resources Management (RM), Administrative Support, Protocol and Support Services, Training and Safety, and Human Resources/Capital (HR).
Provides accounting and budgetary support for USAMMA and the Defense Medical Materiel Program Office (DMMPO), Provisional - formerly titled the Defense Medical Standardization Board (DMSB). Relates long-range programming, near term budgeting, and execution to develop spending plans and conduct funding related drills.
This Division serves as the principal advisor to management and the USAMMA Commander on all personnel matters. This office provides personnel management support to the USAMMA and Depots for all military, attached military, and civilian employees located at various sites throughout the U.S. and at OCONUS locations.
This office provides comprehensive contract management support for USAMMA in order to procure the right items and/or services in the correct quantities, delivered on time and to the right place, ensuring the highest value and quality available. This office coordinates acquisition planning and addresses customer support issues. As a team member of the USAMRMC’s Lean Six Sigma project for process improvement, Contracts Management processes improvements of the acquisition package submissions to USAMRAA.
Oversees the management and responsibilities required for Information Management/Information Technology (IMIT) functions of the entire USAMMA; management of all property book items; and development, maintenance, and dissemination of the DoD, DA, and USAMMA-related publications; and the coordination of the USAMMA Internet and USAMMAnet information and requirements. Additionally, this Directorate maintains the ongoing requirements for the entire DMLC building and the off-site offices.
Provides enabling technologies, knowledge management, and technology solutions in support of Army Medical Logistics and Joint Medical Logistics functions. The IMIT staff provides Tier II and III support, web and application development, database administration, and server administration. ESS is responsible for the recovery of connectivity, data, files, and folders in the event of a disaster rendering our normal capabilities inoperative.
Responsible for the establishment and maintenance of a formal set of property accountability records and the development and execution of policies and procedures related to the management of USAMMA property at Fort Detrick, MD, and at all USAMMA sites world-wide.
Plans, designs, constructs, repairs, and maintains all real property facilities and utility plants. Provide housing and basic services (utilities, refuse, fire protection, custodial, etc.) for the staff and faculty in support of the USMA community and provides local facility support; space management, refurbishment, minor construction, IMCOM liaison, etc.
Office serves as the Agency Editor/Manager with responsibilities for the development and publication of DA medical supply publications, Agency high-precedence written briefs, Historical Reports, the Organization, Functions and Procedures (OF&P) manual, policy memorandums, technical reports, command administrative publications, and/or other documentation. Additional responsibilities are managing the Agency’s formal agreements such as Memoranda of Agreement (MOA), Memoranda of Instruction (MOI), Memoranda of Understanding (MOU), and Interagency (ISA) and Interservice Support Agreements (ISSA). Finally, serves as the Chair for the USAMMA Intranet (USAMMANET) advisory panel that defines the information content and intranet design that ultimately displays vital information to the USAMMA personnel.
This office was developed as part of the 2010 reorganization in an effort to provide executive-level leadership, management, and oversight of the Force Sustainment, Force Projection, and Medical Maintenance Management and to re-establish the Agency’s Logistics Readiness arm. The USAMMA’s Force Sustainment Directorate serves as the Agency focal point for all USAMMA operations (internal and external) and represents the Commander, in his absence, on all matters pertaining to the USAMMA.
The USAMMA’s Distribution Operations Center is in charge of the distribution management of the DoD Anthrax and Smallpox Vaccine Program (SVP). It is also the Service Inventory Control Point for the Army’s Influenza Virus (Flu) Vaccine. Reference DA SB 8-75-S3, paragraph 4-1, dated 20 March. To access additional information, please use the USAMMA website at http://www.usamma.army.mil/
The Business Support Office (BSO) and the Distribution Operations Center (DOC) are office with specific high-level assignments under the Deputy for Sustainment.
For additional information on vaccines contact the Deputy for Sustainment at the following address:
693 Neiman St
Fort Detrick, MD 21702-5001
Telephone DSN 343-4318, 1197, 4198 or
Commercial 301-619-4318, 1197, 4198
The Business Support Office elements provide functional expertise for enterprise–level business processes and related support to the management of the TEWLS application. The BSO’s collaborate both vertically (stakeholders, end users, and external business partners) and horizontally (BSO/TSO) to provide input to the Project Lead in support of new development and sustainment activities. The boundaries between these categories are fluid and highly influenced by program management decisions and dynamic mission needs.
TEWLS Release 2.0
TEWLS is the Army’s initiative to migrate the capability for theater- level Class VIII Supply Chain Management (SCM) from several stovepipe systems, into a SAP-based, enterprise architecture. TEWLS will have a joint medical information architecture that enables enterprise-wide medical interoperability. Release 2.0 incorporates USAMMA, USAMMCE, USAMMC-K, and USAMMC-SWA business process under one ERP system.
TEWLS Transition Planning
Defense Health Services Systems (DHSS) and US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (MRMC) signed a MOU and SLA to facilitate the transition of the TEWLS program from Army to the Joint arena.
Organizational structures of Business Support Offices will remain with USAMMA and USAMMCE however all contract staff and Program Management will fall under the DHSS’s JMLFDC. USAMITIC will provide technical support under the agreed SLA. Funding for the TEWLS program will come through DHSS.
The Force Sustainment Directorate has principal responsibility in the domain of national-level Army medical force management. Specifically, MMO-S is responsible for the wholesale procurement, production, introduction, sustainment, and recovery of medical Sets Kits and Outfits (SKOs) and individual medical equipment items for the Army’s medical force, as well as nonmedical units with medical requirements (Active, Reserve, and National Guard Components). This includes the building and distribution/fielding of medical assemblages, depot operations, operational support of the Army medical units, management of actions relating to assembly of sets, fielding, and follow-on logistics support for medical systems and equipment to ensure combat ready forces in peacetime and during times of conflict. Also included is the responsibility of the Nonmedical Associated Support Items of Equipment (ASIOE) and two Divisions as listed below:
A team of professional logisticians that field medical equipment and sets to tactical Army units. The tactical units take ownership of and the use of the equipment in support of Army’s missions. These logisticians travel across the globe – including hostile fire zones and contingency operations - to ensure complete, functioning equipment and sets are rapidly and effectively transferred to Warfighting units. MFD also manages two major programs for the Army:
The AMEDD focal point for assembly of all medical sets, kits and outfits (SKOs). They procure all medical equipment and supplies for the Agency, assemble the materiel into sets through either DLA Depot Assembly sites or contracted civilian organizations and then manage the thousands of Sets, Kits and Outfits (SKOs) fielded to all components of the Army. At the end of a medical set or product’s life, AMD provides disposition instruction on whether to transfer the items for reuse, recapitalization, or turn-in to DRMO. They also manage excess materiel through the Air Force website, TRIMEDS.
The Force Projection Directorate (FPD) serves as the USAMMA Commander’s lead for Class VIII centralized program management and security assistance program oversight. Responsibilities also include the full range of planning, programming, budgeting (PPBE), maintaining, and contractual obligations for the materiel to support these programs. Plans and coordinates with DoD, DA, DLA, AMC, Services, and other organizations on matters pertaining to functions in support of these programs.
The Medical Maintenance Management Directorate (M3D) has principal responsibility and serves as the Army's lead for Class VIII medical equipment maintenance. This includes managing the Army Medical Departments National Maintenance Program, providing a National Maintenance Sustainment Program for medical materiel, and implementing national level medical maintenance programs, policies and procedures.
The M3D has two distinct Divisions:
The MOD is responsible for providing Sustainment and Depot-Level Maintenance Operations and Support for standard and select nonstandard medical materiel to Active Army, US Army Reserve, Army National Guard, authorized Department of Defense (DoD) activities and other Federal agencies. Support is conducted on both a reimbursable and non reimbursable basis under existing funding and support regulations and established support agreements.
The NMP is responsible for national level oversight of maintenance and sustainment functions for Army medical forces, and for ensuring Army Medical Materiel Maintenance Policies are updated and remain applicable to current field tactical and sustainment business procedures for biomedical systems, technologies, and equipment; and ensuring medical maintenance management processes fully supports the Army's Medical Logistics Enterprise. The NMP supports the AMEDD maintenance vision of ensuring 100% readiness for field medical, dental, and veterinary units with emphasis on monitoring those processes that foster improvements in command supply discipline and readiness of medical equipment and materiel issued to TOE medical units to include readiness assessments through sample data collection, training support, maintenance automation development and special programs implementation. The NMP also develops strategic plans to supports Title X requirements for maintenance that effectively and efficiently support contingency operations through strategic maintenance points and capabilities that project maintenance subject matter expertise across the continuum of care Support Maintenance Master Data File Updates for Medical Systems and Equipment.
The FI&O, which is comprised of three distinct divisions, synchronizes and optimizes efforts across common areas within USAMMA core competencies in support of USAMMA’s vision and mission. The Customer Relations Management (CRM) Division coordinates customer requests and feedback with the operational capabilities of USAMMA and educates customers on USAMMA programs. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) provides direction by synthesizing information flow between mission stakeholders and USAMMA activities to ensure medical logistics solutions are available to support DoD and Army operations. Finally, the Enterprise Requirements Planning (ERP) Division coordinates USAMMA requirements planning within the AMEDD enterprise to synchronize Army medical logistics missions with USAMMA resources and capabilities in support of the Warfighter.
The ERP is responsible for integrating all medical requirements in accordance with Department of the Army (DA) G8 priorities and funding, as well as other internal and external customer’s funded requirements and priorities. The prioritized requirements become the fiscal year production plan which is provided the Assembly Management Division (AMD) and Materiel Fielding Division (MFD) at USAMMA for procurement and fielding. All new requirements and changes to existing requirements are validated by ERP. ERP frequently communicates with the DA-G8, external stakeholders and internally to provide updates on current fieldings and to de-conflict competing requirements. The ERP is also responsible for reviewing MTOEs, master force documents, and Basis of Issue Plans (BOIPs) for accuracy and submitting discrepancies to the appropriate agency.
Communication between USAMMA and its stakeholders is an integral part of USAMMA’s core competencies. Communication is essential in maintaining strong, working relationships and informing stakeholders of relevant logistics and maintenance issues that arise during the year. Overall, effective strategic communication is critical in the Agency’s ability to anticipate requirements and provide appropriate logistics solutions. The EOC works daily to ensure that strategic communication is maintained through:
--monitoring crisis, exercises, and enterprise-wide medical logistics requirements;
--coordinating acquisition and cross-service agreements;
--reviewing operations orders and conducting orders generation;
--tracking official taskings;
--monitoring deployments and re-deployments army wide and
--managing the Commands sensitive information.
The Customer Relations Management (CRM) Division, which is the central access point for all customer inquiries at USAMMA, deals directly with the customer to provide prompt and professional assistance regarding USAMMA’s programs, products, and services. CRM documents and manages all customer interactions in order to develop an understanding of trends in customer inquiries. This allows CRM to ensure that it has the most relevant information available to respond quickly and accurately to common customer requests. It also enables CRM to target its’ public education efforts toward the most frequent customer inquiries through its presence at military conferences and through a FAQ section published on USAMMA’s website. CRM manages the Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE) program for the agency and provides monthly analysis and statistics to higher leadership, as well as providing conference management support.
The Deputy for Acquisition (DfA) is an emerging requirement in support of the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command’s acquisition realignment initiative. This new DfA Directorate provides leadership oversight and integration of the separate project management offices (PjM) involved with advanced technology and introduction of myriad products for the medical treatment facilities and operational forces.
The DfA tightly integrates and advances medical acquisition project management as part of the USAMMA missions, as well as, provide technical expertise up, down, and across the USAMRMC acquisition domain. DfA oversight and management responsibilities span the transition of products from the science and technology community, through advanced development, and into sustainment arenas.
There are three distinct offices within the DfA:
Mandated by the Office of the Surgeon General (OTSG) of the Army, this office became the funding source for a Project Management Office dedicated to management of the mission-equipment package for MEDEVAC. In response to this new directive, the PMO MEDEVAC (MEP) program now provides oversight and management of MRMC’s involvement with this project. PMO MEDEVAC (MEP) works directly with the office of the Assistant Project Manager (APM) MEDEVAC within the Office of the Project Manager - Utility Helicopters at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. This combined team is dedicated to providing the world’s finest MEDEVAC aircraft to meet the ground commander’s requirement.
The PjM, MD provides life cycle management of all advanced development and commercial-off-the-shelf medical devices supporting field medical organizations globally. Critical elements include:
The PjM, ICS, is the materiel developer (MATDEV) and lifecycle manager for all imaging, image management, and major clinical systems that integrate with the DOD Electronic Medical Record (EMR). Among the things in process are the following: