SAN ANTONIO (Medical Readiness and Training Command
Public Affairs) — Global Medic is the first U.S. Army Reserve exercise
to recently receive joint accreditation from the Joint Warfighter Center
in Suffolk, Va.
The Medical Readiness and Training Command (MRTC), along with its
subordinate units, is responsible for coordinating and facilitating the
Global Medic exercise for Lt. Gen. Jack Stultz, the chief of the Army
The MRTC, Army Reserve Medical Command, Global Medic exercise takes
place simultaneously this year at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif. and at
Fort McCoy from June 9-29.
Collectively between the services, at both locations, almost 3,000
Soldiers, Sailors, and Air National Guardsmen will participate. The
exercise replicates medical stability operations as they are conducted
on the battlefield, where the efforts and expertise of medical personnel
have resulted in a survivability rate of more than 90 percent. It
ensures the participating units synchronize training objectives to
permit end-to-end management of medical casualties requiring leaders at
each level of treatment to make time-sensitive decisions and encourage
Global Medic will build upon the successes of previous exercises
incorporating live and virtual simulations in providing realistic
battle-focused training scenarios while Medical Battle Operating Systems
exercise individual and collective sub-tasks.
Throughout the 2012 fiscal year, the MRTC, in conjunction with the
Warrior Exercise sponsored by the 84th Training Command in Fort Knox,
Ky., hosts conferences that develop the training foundation in the
unit’s functional year of the Army Reserve Training System to support
Army Force Generation and Army Reserve Expeditionary Force models.
This begins with training of the leadership, which will focus on the
overall exercise concepts, Mission Essential Task Lists, training
objectives, and culminating with the Commander’s Assessment. The
participating units express training desires and concerns for next
year’s exercise through training objectives. The goal is to ensure each
Soldier involved in the exercise receives realistic and challenging
Soldiers of medical units nationwide will complete the well-rounded
experience by sharing their expertise at the briefings and workshops.
Since Global Medic is designed to exercise every Mission Essential Task
and every person in various levels, this communication between teams and
units is critical to a successful exercise.
The MRTC continues to expand joint and coalition capabilities of the
Global Medic exercise working closely with the Air Force, Navy and
Marine Reserve components.
The MRTC activated in 2006, and is headquartered at the Maj. Gen. Earl
Rudder U.S. Army Reserve Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. With the help
of its Medical Training Brigades and Regional Training Support units, it
manages and synchronizes collective unit training events and medical
exercises for Army Reserve medical units around the country providing
realistic training in preparation for worldwide deployment.