Office of the Command Surgeon
The Command Surgeon is the senior medical advisor to the combatant commander, as well as the command’s senior staff for all health service support policy, plans, engagements, and exercises.
The office oversees U.S. military medical operations across the U.S. Africa Command area of responsibility which includes an operational area of 53 sovereign African nations, supporting U.S. forces and their families.
The Command Surgeon also provides policy guidance to six-component surgeons representing four services (U.S. Air Forces Africa, U.S. Army Africa, U.S. Navy Africa, and U.S. Marine Forces Africa), one sub-unified command (U.S. Special Operations Africa), and Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa.
Sustain the health of our forces, support ongoing operations, strengthen partner-nation military medicine capability, and shape medical stability operations through partnership building.