The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command realigned major functions of two subordinate commands, the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity and the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency, July 9, at Fort Detrick, Maryland.

Approved earlier this year by USAMRMC and Fort Detrick Commander Maj. Gen. Barbara R. Holcomb, the change reallocates materiel development, initial procurement, assemblage management and sustainment functions between USAMMDA and USAMMA to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the USAMRMC’s lifecycle enterprise.

Tasked with developing and delivering quality medical capabilities to protect, treat and sustain the health of Service Members worldwide, USAMMDA’s team of military, civilian and contractor personnel manage the Army acquisition process to ensure the expedited conveyance of critical medical products and devices requested by our nation’s Warfighters. In conjunction, the team at USAMMA works to tailor, deliver and sustain medical materiel capabilities and data in order to build and enable health readiness, and its workforce focuses on equipping and sustaining our nation’s military medical force.