Health Service Support from the Sea Base

Lane, David A.
October 2005
JFQ: Joint Force Quarterly;Autumn2005, Issue 39, p19
The article presents information on the role of sea basing in enhancing the military capability for the U.S. and providing health care services during war casualties. It offers a mobile, reliable and secure environment from which to operate when suitable fixed bases are not available. Sea basing have the advantages of rapid movement directly from the sea base to the objective without the need for a buildup of combat power, materiel and reinforcements on a shore beach. These sea bases provide combatant commanders and subordinate joint task force commanders with adequate casualty care in the field and at the sea base during expeditionary operations with high casualty rates.


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