Marine amphibious brigades.
mission of the medical battalion
. Casualty collection
l Emergency treatment
is to provide:
l Temporary hospitalization
. Specialized surgery
. Graves registration support
In addition, medical battalions
and coordinate timely
measures for controlling disease.
The medical battalions consists of a head-
quarters and service company, five medical
companies, and one hospital company as shown
in figure 8-7.
FMF Dental Support
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
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).
MOBILE MEDICAL AUGMENTATION
READINESS TEAM (MMART)
The mission of a Mobile Medical Augmenta-
tion 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.
Figure 8-7.-Organization of a Medical Battalion.