U.S. Army Central

About Us

The Command Surgeon is the senior medical advisor to the U.S. Army Central Commander, as well as the command's senior staff for all health service support policy, plans, engagements, and exercises. 


The Surgeon Directorate oversees U.S. military medical operations across the USARCENT area of responsibility. We sustain the health of our forces, support ongoing operations, and strengthen partner-nation military medicine capacity. 

Deployment Readiness 


U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) has put forward a set of physical and psychological standards which apply to all U.S. uniformed service members, U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) civilian employees, contractors, and volunteers deploying to CENTCOM’s area of responsibility. 

 

USCENTCOM MOD 13 - AMPLIFICATION OF THE MINIMAL STANDARDS OF FITNESS FOR DEPLOYMENT TO THE CENTCOM AOR 

 

Medical Waivers


Medical deployment standards for deploying personnel may be waived under certain conditions. 

The USARCENT Surgeon is the medical waiver authority for Army Personnel deploying to the CENTCOM AOR, (except for SOCCENT Soldiers.) Additional information can be found in the USARCENT Medical Waiver Guidance document linked below. Follow the steps in the Medical Waiver Process section below to submit a request. 

 

USARCENT MEDICAL WAIVER GUIDANCE

 

If you have been seen at a VA Facility or have VA health records that may need to be reviewed by the USARCENT Surgeon Waiver Team please complete a Release of Information (DD Form 2870) so a determination on your waiver request can be made in a timely manner. Submit the DD 2870 with your waiver submission once completed.

 

AUTHORIZATION FOR DISCLOSURE OF MEDICAL OR DENTAL INFORMATION (DD FORM 2870)

 

Waiver Process


When a Service member, Civilian, or Contractor is identified needing a Medical/Behavioral Health waiver, the deploying personnel or a medical provider must complete the Medical Waiver Request Form linked below:  

 

MEDICAL WAIVER REQUEST FORM


Scan and submit this form via email to usarmy.shaw.usarcent.mbx.surg-waiver@mail.mil from your .mil email address. In order for the USARCENT Surgeon to make an informed decision, please include the following with your waiver request: 

 

  • Full name and Last four of the SSN
  • Status (AD/AR/ARNG for military; DAC or Contractor for civilians)
  • Installation of assignment, major command, or contract name
  • Rank (does not apply to contractors)
  • MOS/AOC or duty description for Civilian/Contractor
  • Pertinent medical history (including a detailed history of the condition causing the non-deployable status, any co-morbid conditions, current medications, pertinent test results, and recommendations from the medical provider)

 

For questions or assistance with the USARCENT Medical Waiver process, please contact the Surgeon's Office at 803-885-7946 (DSN 803-889-7946.)