March 17, 2016

CAMS

Civil Affairs Medical Sergeant


The Special Operations Civil Affairs Medical Sergeant (SOCAMS) Course is a challenging eight-week program of instruction with an emphasis on the assessment, planning, collaboration and execution of routine, emergency, veterinary and preventive medicine civil-military operations as a Civil Affairs Team Medic in collaboration with host nation government and security forces, nongovernmental and civil society organizations, and other U.S. Government agencies. This course is designed to foster critical thinking skills, adaptability and teamwork through didactic instruction, virtual interaction, discussion, and hands-on performance based training relevant to Medical Stability Operations. The course content consists of Civil Information Management, Medical Information and Intelligence, Civil Medical Engagements, Civil Reconnaissance, Occupational and Environmental Assessments, Arthropod-borne Disease Risk Management, Host Nation Food and Water Risk Management, and Veterinary and Agricultural Studies.