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MSOC Contact:

POC: MSOC Section
Tel: 210-221-0937
DSN: 471-0937
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MSOC is a three-day operational level course designed to prepare military healthcare professionals (E7-E9 and O3-O6) to serve as part of the military health support for stability operations.  MSOC is open to Tri-Service Active Duty, Reserve, Guard, and US Public Health Service medical department personnel, as well as other US Government agencies (e.g. US Coast Guard, Dept of State, USAID, etc.) involved in stability operations.

The course will familiarize DoD healthcare personnel with the complexity of military medical diplomacy within the context of U.S. strategy and international relations.  Students will gain an appreciation for operational aspects and overarching strategic aspects of planning, providing, and transitioning medical support in phases of pre- through post-conflict, including failed states/nations, to maintenance of stable states/nations.    

MSOC is a Mid level course to support DoDI 6000.16, Military Health Support for Stability Operations dtd 17 May 2010.  The course will contain briefings and panel discussions designed to intellectually challenge students on the application of both hard and soft power in the context of stability operations.  The training will be punctuated with scenario-based vignettes/exercises that reinforce briefing and course objectives. 

Pre-Requisites:  Recent deployment/operational experience in the stability operations environment, experience with doctrine surrounding Stability Operations or completion of the Health Medical Aspects of Stability Operations (HMASO) on-line course on JKO/AKO website: course number J4OP-US129. Case-by-case exceptions will be considered for upcoming/planned deployments.

Gain knowledge & skills Students will leave the course with the capability to provide doctrinally sound, operationally integrated leadership and support in the military health system for stability operations that successfully meets current demands on health service support units.  They will be able to better appreciate military MSO mission requirements throughout all phases of conflict and across the range of military operations, including in combat and non-combat environments.


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