Marine amphibious brigades. The primary mission of the medical battalion is to provide:
In addition, medical battalions must plan, supervise, and coordinate timely preventive measures for controlling disease.
The medical battalions consists of a headquarters and service company, five medical companies, and one hospital company as shown in figure 8-7.
The mission of FMF dental units is to provide dental service support for a Marine amphibious force and to provide specialized care of casualties with maxillofacial injuries. During a mass casualty situation, FMF dental units will assist the medical effort as required.
The majority of dental support comes from the dental battalion of FSSG. A dental battalion is composed of a headquarters and service company and three dental companies. The three dental companies shall be task organized to meet the changing requirements for dental service support.
Each dental company is designed to provide dental service support for a Marine division, Marine aircraft wing, or a Marine FSSG. A dental company is capable of subdividing into detachments of varying sizes for assignment to smaller or separate Marine units (i.e., Marine amphibious unit or Marine amphibious brigade).
The mission of a Mobile Medical Augmentation Readiness Team (MMART) is to serve as a force of trained Medical Department personnel capable of rapidly augmenting operating forces for limited, short term military operations, disaster relief missions, fleet and FMMF exercises, and scheduled deployments. The MMART system is a peacetime subset of the unit augmentation system. During contingencies requiring medical augmentation, the MMART surgical and surgical support teams become the integral augment core for LHA/LPHs. Other MMARTs dissolve into other augment units.