Joint Medical Service (Germany)

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.

Joint Medical Service
Zentraler Sanitätsdienst der Bundeswehr
Logo
Active1 October 2000 – present
Country Germany
BranchMedical Corps
RoleMilitary medicine
Size20,053 personnel (31 December 2018)[1]
Anniversaries1 October 2000
Equipment
Commanders
Inspector of the Joint Medical ServiceGeneraloberstabsarzt Dr. Ulrich Baumgärtner (German Army)
Stellvertretender Inspekteur des Zentralen Sanitätsdiensts der BundeswehrGeneralstabsarzt Stephan Schoeps (German Army)
Notable
commanders
Ingo Patschke

Structure

Ranks of the Bundeswehr Joint Medical Service

Army/Airforce:
Generaloberstabsarzt
(GenOStArzt)
rank insignia
Navy:
Admiraloberstabsarzt
(AdmOStArzt)
rank insignia

Army and Airforce

Human MedicineDentistryPharmacyVeterinaryArmy and AirforceForeign equivalents
StabsarztStabsarztStabsapothekerStabsveterinärHauptmannCaptain
OberstabsarztOberstabsarztOberstabsapothekerOberstabsveterinärMajorMajor
OberfeldarztOberfeldarztOberfeldapothekerOberfeldveterinärOberstleutnantLieutenant Colonel
OberstarztOberstarztOberstapothekerOberstveterinärOberstColonel
GeneralarztGeneralarztGeneralapothekerBrigadegeneralBrigadier General
GeneralstabsarztGeneralmajorMajor General
GeneraloberstabsarztGeneralleutnantLieutenant General
Human MedicineDentistryPharmacyNavyForeign equivalents
StabsarztStabsarztStabsapothekerKapitänleutnantLieutenant
OberstabsarztOberstabsarztOberstabsapothekerKorvettenkapitänLieutenant Commander
FlottillenarztFlottillenarztFlottillenapothekerFregattenkapitänCommander
FlottenarztFlottenarztFlottenapothekerKapitän zur SeeCaptain
AdmiralarztAdmiralarztAdmiralapothekerFlottillenadmiralRear Admiral (Lower Half)
AdmiralstabsarztKonteradmiralRear Admiral (Upper Half)
AdmiraloberstabsarztVizeadmiralVice Admiral

See also

References

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