U.S. Transportation Command

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The U.S. Transportation Command is responsible for creating and implementing world-class global logistics solutions in support of the president, secretary of defense and combatant commander assigned missions. USTRANSCOM, one of 10 combatant commands, provides common user and commercial air, land and sea transportation; terminal management; and aerial refueling to support the global deployment, employment, sustainment and redeployment of U.S. forces.

USTRANSCOM serves as the Distribution Process Owner and Mobility Joint ForceProvider and provides Department of Defense global patient movement. USTRANSCOM relies upon its three component commands — the Army’s Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, the Air Force’s Air Mobility Command and the Navy’s Military Sealift Command — to provide intermodal transportation across the spectrum of military operations. At every moment of every day, around the globe, USTRANSCOM’s superb force of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, Department of Defense civilians and commercial partners accomplishes a wide array of joint mobility missions, providing the United States with the most responsive strategic mobility capability in the world.
USTRANSCOM provides synchronized transportation, distribution and sustainment which allows the United States to project and sustain national military power where needed with the greatest speed and agility, the highest efficiency, and the highest level of trust and accuracy.

The Theater Patient Movement Requirements Center - America, which reports directly to the USTRANSCOM commander, provides medical regulating services including evacuation requirements planning for patient movement with the continental U.S. The TPMRC-A communicates inter-theater and CONUS patient movement requirements to service components, which execute the patient movement mission. The GPMRC recommends policies and procedures and functionally integrates inter-theater lift bed plan development, medical treatment facility and bed designation, and in-transit visibility for both patient and patient-movement items.

The GPMRC provides patient movement validation and requirements identification for inter-theater operations and coordinates with Veterans Affairs for treatment of patients in Veterans Affairs medical treatment facilities when required. The GPMRC functions as the CONUS Theater Patient Movement Requirements Center.