Joint Medical Service (Germany)

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Joint Medical Service
Zentraler Sanitätsdienst der Bundeswehr
Bundeswehr Logo Sanitaetsdienst with lettering.svg
Logo of the Joint Medical Service
Active 1 October 2000 – present
Country  Germany
Branch Medical Corps
Role Military medicine
Size 19,882 personnel (April 2020)[1]
Headquarters Koblenz
Anniversaries 1 October 2000
Equipment
Commanders
Inspector of the Joint Medical Service Generaloberstabsarzt Dr. Ulrich Baumgärtner (German Army)
Stellvertretender Inspekteur des Zentralen Sanitätsdiensts der Bundeswehr Generalstabsarzt Stephan Schoeps (German Army)
Notable
commanders
Ingo Patschke
A medic during the NATO Implementation Force (IFOR) in Croatia, 1995
Field hospital exercise
Vehicle of the Sanitätsdienst during KFOR

The Joint Medical Service (German: Zentraler Sanitätsdienst der Bundeswehr) is a part of the Bundeswehr, the armed forces of Germany and serves all three armed services (Army, Navy and Air Force). However, members of the central medical corps remain members of their respective military branches. Only a few specialized medical units such as the medical care for divers and aircraft crews are not incorporated in the Joint Medical Service. Prior to 2002 each military branch had its own medical service. The services were then largely merged, forming the Joint Medical Service.

Structure[edit]

Ranks of the Joint Medical Service[edit]

SanH 331-Generaloberstabsarzt-(Humanmedizin).png GE-NAVY-OF-8med AdmOStArzt.svg
Army/Airforce:
Generaloberstabsarzt
(GenOStArzt)
Navy:
Admiraloberstabsarzt
(AdmOStArzt)

Army and Airforce[edit]

Human Medicine Dentistry Pharmacy Veterinary Army and Airforce Foreign equivalents
Stabsarzt Stabsarzt Stabsapotheker Stabsveterinär Hauptmann Captain
Oberstabsarzt Oberstabsarzt Oberstabsapotheker Oberstabsveterinär Major Major
Oberfeldarzt Oberfeldarzt Oberfeldapotheker Oberfeldveterinär Oberstleutnant Lieutenant Colonel
Oberstarzt Oberstarzt Oberstapotheker Oberstveterinär Oberst Colonel
Generalarzt Generalarzt Generalapotheker Brigadegeneral Brigadier General
Generalstabsarzt Generalmajor Major General
Generaloberstabsarzt Generalleutnant Lieutenant General

Navy[edit]

Human Medicine Dentistry Pharmacy Navy Foreign equivalents
Stabsarzt Stabsarzt Stabsapotheker Kapitänleutnant Lieutenant
Oberstabsarzt Oberstabsarzt Oberstabsapotheker Korvettenkapitän Lieutenant Commander
Flottillenarzt Flottillenarzt Flottillenapotheker Fregattenkapitän Commander
Flottenarzt Flottenarzt Flottenapotheker Kapitän zur See Captain
Admiralarzt Admiralarzt Admiralapotheker Flottillenadmiral Rear Admiral (Lower Half)
Admiralstabsarzt Konteradmiral Rear Admiral (Upper Half)
Admiraloberstabsarzt Vizeadmiral Vice Admiral

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aktuelle Personalzahlen der Bundeswehr [Current personnel numbers of the Federal Defence]". Retrieved 28 May 2020.

External links[edit]