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DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY HEADQUARTERS, 18" MEDICAL COMMAND. UNIT #15281 APO AP 96205-5281 23 June 2006 MEMORANDUM FOR All 18" MEDCOM SUBJECT: Command Philosophy 1, 1am honored to command the besi Team on the Korean Peninsula, and the best Soldiers and civilians in the entire AMEDD. My 6-point philosophy is simple. | promise you that | will ive this philosophy, and | challenge you to lve this philosophy during your tour in Korea and throughout your career. a. Mission and Training are First Priority — our primary missions are armistice healthcare and transitioning te support hostilities on the peninsula. We must never forget that we have a wartime n — and we are charged with the requirement to always be prepared to "Fight Tonight.” Accomplishing and supporting these missions will be one of our key measures of success. Our training and resourcing efforts (both individual and collective) will focus on providing the best, most timely, and most accessible healthcare to our beneficiaries during of armistice, and they will be focused on the critical requirement to transition to combat health support operations, non-combatant evacuation support, and Reception/Staging/Onward Movement/& Integration of all US and Allied Forces personne! and their family members during times of War. We will commit 110% effort to ensuring that we can continue to be “Fit, Ready, and Reliable” to accomplish our mission on any given day, at any give time — to include tonight! b. Caring for our Personnel ~ healthcare, dental care, veterinary care and services, and health care support are service industries. Although our organizations utilize technologically sophisticated equipment, vehicles, and support systems, we cannot perform surgery, deliver hospital care, provide supplies, provide dental care, repair equipment, provide animal care, inspect food, provide comfort, or facilitate the healing process without trained and ready Soldiers, Civilians, Korean Augmentees to the US Army (KATUSAs), Korean Service Corps Personnel, and Volunteers. We must commit our energies to training our personnel so that each member of the command is always ready to perform his or her job in support of the USIROK Alliance. Of equal importance are our family members — Army Family Team Building (AFTB) training and functional Family Readiness Groups (both on the peninsula and “virtual” FRGs) will help our families become self-sufficient and fully prepared for our transition to combat health support operations. The 1" Cavalry Division motto “Mission First, People Always!” describes our commitment to caring for our Soldiers, KATUSAs, KSCs, Civilians, Volunteers, and Family Members. ¢. Professionalism, Values, and Leadership ~ the US Army's professionalism and values have endured the test of time. For over 230 years, Soldiers have proven that they cannot live, work, and fight without their commitment to professionalism, their commitment to living the ‘Army's values, and their dedication to abiding by the Soldiers Creed. Our Korean partners are equally committed to this system of values and professionalism. Five decades of civilian workforce advances have resulted in Government Service workers, contractors, and volunteers who are equal partners in our mission accomplishment, with equal commitment to being EAMG. SUBJECT: Command Philosophy professional workers who abide by our value system. We all belong to one team, and we cannot allow our personal backgrounds or behaviors to adversely affect our performance or our leadership ability. | commit myself to professional behavior and living the Army's values both on and off duty, and I commit myself to competent, trustworthy leadership. Kachi Kapsida! d. Communication, Coordination, and Cooperation — organizations that are committed to communicating, coordinating, and cooperating are able to build teams, establish camaraderie, complete missions, and take care of their personnel — and they are able to accomplish these things in an effective and efficient manner. We must all demonstrate these attributes in our daily work, in our attitudes, and in our work ethic in order to satisfy our customers, and to ensure the maintenance of our own individual and unit morale. €. Safety - if it does not feel safe, then it probably is unsafe. Leaders at all levels will conduct a proper risk assessment, mitigate unnecessary risk, and capitalize on previous training performed to appropriate standards. We are all Safety Officers, and we must all be vigilant to Safety issues. Since most serious accidents, incidents, and deaths occur during off-duty periods, leaders at all levels will aggressi age their subordinates prior to lengthy off-duty periods (long weekends, holidays, leaves, etc.). 18" MEDCOM leaders will utilize GEN Bell's “Under the Oak Tree Counseling” methodology for obtaining verbal “safe behavior’ contracts with their subordinates prior to lengthy off-duty periods. Managing safety is a key part of taking care of our personnel - we cannot accept the loss of personnel or equipment due to a disregard or disrespect for safety. f. Having Fun — As members of the 18" MEDCOM Team, we will ensure we are “Fit, Ready, and Reliable” to accomplish our assigned missions. And through it all we must ensure that we take care of ourselves and our families, all the while ensuring that we have FUN in achieving our overall goals. Having “fun" in our work means performing our job to standard as we have been trained; and it means possessing a sense of pride and personnel contribution so that at the end of the day we know that we were successful in the accomplishment of our mission, we took care of our personnel, and we accomplished the mission as a cohesive team of professionals. | charge you to join me on this pathway to success and fuffillment. 2. | reiterate that itis an honor and a privilege to command the most professional team on the Korean Peninsula -- and | look forward to training with, serving with, having fun with, and yetting to know each and every one of you. “Fit, Ready, Reliable” et JAMES G/JOLISSAINT Cotoniel. vie — Commanding DISTRIBUTION: A