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MEDCoE Centennial

All year, MEDCoE recognizes its origin by marking the inception of the Medical Field Service School in 1920 through scheduled “Centennial” celebration virtual events in order to honor the MEDCoE’s place in Army Medicine’s rich and storied history.  There are many important dates in the school’s history, but May 15, 1920 is acknowledged as the date the Army formally approved the establishment of the Medical Field Service School at Carlisle Barracks, PA, where MEDCoE traces its origins. The location at Carlisle Barracks, which had housed General Hospital Number 31 until it closed October 1920, allowed for training in various environments and served as a testing area for interwar field units. From its beginning, the school worked to enhance the readiness of the medical force by training personnel to preserve the health of the Army in field and in garrison. Their motto became: “To Conserve Fighting Strength.” This foundation continues here in Texas as the school was moved to Fort Sam Houston in 1946.Read more: https://www.army.mil/article/235644/ 


15 MAY 2020 Command Team Message