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Norway, Kingdom of

Capital: OsloArea: 385 . 170 km2Population: 5 . 236 . 826Official Language: NorwegianArmed Forces Personnel: 24 . 450Medical Officers: 48Military hospitals / institutes / schools: / 4 /
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Surgeon General
Dr Jan Sommerfelt-Pettersen
Rear Admiral MC

Armed Forces Medical Service
2058 Sessvollmoen
NORWAY

Basic Task of the Military Medical Service

The vision of the Norwegian Armed Forces Medical Services (NAFMS) is:

“Ad Militiae Valetudinem”

The basic task of the Norwegian Armed Forces Medical Services (NAFMS) is to protect, maintain and restore the health of Norwegian military service personnel. NAFMS develops national military medical concepts, doctrines and procedures. It generates medical treatment facilities for use at home and for deployment overseas. It provides medical evacuation and force health protection for the Norwegian Defence at home and overseas. The NAFMS is commanded by the Surgeon General, who has the overall responsibility for Norwegian Armed Forces Medical Policy and is the senior medical advisor to the Chief of Defence. The NAFMS provides medical policy and guidelines for all military medical activity across the four service branches (Army, Navy, Air Force and Home Guard). The NAFMS generates specialized medical capacities for use in support of land sea and air operations as needed. These capacities aim to either reinforce service branch medical support, or provide national capacities in a tri-service setting. One example is strategic medical evacuation. Another example is a Role 2 enhanced medical treatment facility for use in support of the service branches or available for overseas deployment. The MTF system components are modular. This provides a high degree of flexibility in capacity and size depending upon mission requirements. The NAFMS further provides a number of other specialized medical, dental and veterinary services in support of all service branches at home and overseas.

Structure

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The NAFMS is commanded by the Surgeon General, who has the overall responsibility for Norwegian Armed Forces Medical Policy and is the senior medical advisor to the Chief of Defence.

Field Deployments

Role 2 Medical Treatment Facilities
In the last decade NAFMS has deployed MTF to Afghanistan (2003 – 2004 and 2005 – 2006) and to Chad (2009 – 2010). The NAFMS can deploy an MTF with capacity up to up to Role 2 Enhanced. An MTF may be deployed as an autonomous unit with integral logistics and C2, or it may be deployed in collaboration with a partner nation to augment an existing MTF in a given theatre of operations. The MTF is modular and up to Role 2 basic infrastructure independent.

Main Missions (medical units)
Korea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1951 – 1954
Egypt/ Gaza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1956 – 1963
Congo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1960 – 1963
Peru . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1970
Lebanon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1978 – 1998
Saudi–Arabia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991
Iraq/Kuwait . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991 – 1992
Somalia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1992 – 1994
Bosnia-Herzegovina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1992 – 1998
FYROM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1993 – 1994
Sudan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005

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Photo Afghanistan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003 –
MERO 2 Afghanistan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006 – 2012
Chad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009 – 2010
Mali. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 –
Iraq . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 –

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