Encompassing Full Medical Mission Preparedness

From Combat & Casualty Care, Fall 2018 Issue

The Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute (DMRTI), Joint Base San Antonio, Ft. Sam Houston, TX, became part of the Defense Health Agency in 2014. Today, the tri-service organization offers resident, nonresident, and distance learning joint medical readiness courses.

By COL Michael W. Greenly, PM, Joint Operational Medicine Information Systems, PEO DHMS

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Maximizing Medical Research Through a Single MHS Enterprise

From Combat & Casualty Care, Fall 2018 Issue

Dr. Joseph Caravalho Jr.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Henry M. Jackson Foundation

Joseph Caravalho Jr., MD, is the president and chief executive officer of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, a Congressionally authorized, not-for-profit organization of 2,800 employees who advance military medicine at locations throughout the U.S. and around the world.

Before joining HJF, then MG (Dr.) Caravalho culminated his 38-year military career as the Joint Staff Surgeon, where he was the senior medical adviser to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Immediately prior, he was the Army Deputy Surgeon General.

He is a graduate of Gonzaga University and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Clinically, he served as a staff internist, nuclear medicine physician and cardiologist. Operationally, he served as the senior medical officer for a number of Army and Joint special operations units, including the 75th Ranger Regiment and 1st Special Forces Group. He also served in two combat deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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A DETRIMENT TO OPERATIONAL READINESS

From Armor & Mobility, October 2018 Issue

With obsolescence and shortages in parts, the DoD is facing a demand for material perhaps like never before. What we need are industry partners that can successfully and affordably find the needed items for aircraft and other equipment.

By Rick Bowyer

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Lifting the Limitations of Scarring Wound Trauma

From Combat & Casualty Care, Fall 2018 Issue

MAJ (Dr.) Nathaniel Miletta
Chief
Laser Surgery and Scar Center
San Antonio Military Health System

MAJ (Dr.) Nathanial R. Miletta is the Chief of the Laser Surgery and Scar Center at San Antonio Military Health System. He has extensive experience in laser surgery, completing his dermatology residency at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he first began treating wounded warriors. Following his residency, he then spent a year completing a Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where he also treated burn patients at the Shriners Hospitals for Children. He has also been involved in numerous clinical research studies, publications and book chapters in the areas of laser surgery and long-term casualty care.

MAJ Miletta deployed to Afghanistan as a field surgeon and participated in acute trauma care such as amputations and burns. At his home station, his research and clinical care focus on conditions of the skin that affect wounded warriors. Examples include utilizing CO2 laser for burn and trauma scars, using microwave energy devices to permanently stop sweating on residual limbs, and laser hair removal to eliminate folliculitis and ingrown hairs.

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OPTIMIZING MASS CASUALTY BURN CARE

From Combat & Casualty Care, Fall 2018 Issue

The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR), Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, is the Army’s premier research organization focused exclusively on the combat wounded and home to the only Burn Center in the U.S. Department of Defense.

By COL Jerome Buller, Commander, USAISR

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Managing the Intricacies of Pain

From Combat & Casualty Care, Fall 2018 Issue

Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, is at the forefront of a DoD-wide campaign to target and mitigate the effects of long-term opiate use — and in some cases abuse — among its ranks.

By Dr. (COL) Donald Algeo, WAMC Pain Management Specialist

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Maintenance Check or Reality Check: The Choice Is Yours

From Armor & Mobility, October 2018 Issue

Although preventive maintenance checks and services, routine maintenance, and diagnostics may seem trivial and easy to skip, failing to perform them — and to do so correctly — can have dire, costly, and possibly even fatal consequences.

By Michael S. Hendrickson, Abrams Group, Tank Maintenance Team Leader, U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command, Integrated Logistics Support Center

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Army Futures Command: Leaping Ahead of Tomorrow

From Armor & Mobility, October 2018 Issue

Both physical and nonphysical threats in the land, air, maritime, space, and cyberspace domains continuously challenge the Army’s achievement of future superiority. The Army Futures Command is now on the scene to ensure the Army leaps ahead — and stays ahead — of these multi-domain threats.

By Dr. Shawn M. Walsh, U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command Fellow and a lead engineer from the Army Research Laboratory; COL Lee Dunlap, Division Chief for ARCIC’s Science, Technology, Research and Accelerated Capabilities Division; and LTC Deidre E. Patterson, Army Strategist and ARCIC Chief of Initiatives

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Capabilities Integration Across Domains

From Armor & Mobility, October 2018 Issue

LTG Eric J. Wesley
Deputy Commanding General
Futures Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command

LTG Eric J. Wesley is currently serving as Deputy Commanding General, Futures/Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. Most recently, he served as the Commanding General, U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning, Georgia. 

LTG Wesley was commissioned as an armor officer from the U.S. Military Academy in 1986. He began his career as a tank platoon leader, scout platoon leader and battalion logistics officer in 2nd Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Division in Germany. 

Some of LTG Wesley’s previous service includes deploying with 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, to Operation Desert Spring in Kuwait, followed by Operation Iraqi Freedom, where 2nd Brigade led the 3rd Infantry Division’s attack into Baghdad. In addition, he deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan, serving as Chief of Current Plans for the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and later he was the Director for Future Plans for ISAF Joint Command in Afghanistan. He then served as the Deputy Commanding General (Support) for the 1st Infantry Division followed by duty on the Army Staff as the Deputy Director for Program Analysis and Evaluation (PAE) for the Army G8.

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