U.S. Department of Defense


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The minimum unambiguous citation for this document is AR 10-50, 16 July 1975.


The document digitized was loaned to the depositor by the Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center on 24 April 1984.

Use of the Capital “T” in the title of The Surgeon General was intended to distinguish the senior medical office of the Department of the Army from a medical staff officer from some subordinate command.

Since the army reuses numbers and titles for administrative documents, the date must be included to unambiguously identify any given administrative document.


The purpose of the regulation is described as setting “… forth the mission and principle functions of the United States Medical Intelligence and Information Agency, a Field Operating Agency of the Office of The Surgeon General…”[US Army]. In other words, the MIIA is a special purpose organization reporting to The Surgeon General, chief of the Army Medical Department and senior medical staff officer in the US Department of the Army.

The mission of the MIIA…”is to produce medical scientific and technical intelligence (S&TI) and general medical intelligence (GMI) studies required by the Department of Defense; to provide timely medical intelligence support to the Office(s) of The Surgeon(s) General, Major Commands and Staff of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, and other Government agencies as required; and to coordinate the exploitation of foreign medical materiel with other Government agencies as directed.” That means that the MIIA provides intelligence to the Department of Defense and the Air Force and Navy as well as to the Army.