After 64 years of medical logistics support to the healthcare mission in Korea and throughout the Pacific Rim, on October 16, 2008, the Department of the Army inactivated the 16th Medical Logistics Battalion and activated the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center-Korea (USAMMC-K) in an effort to realign the Institutional Army healthcare mission in Korea.
USAMMC-K provides direct medical materiel support to theater medical forces, ensures and assists tactical units are integrated into the end-to-end medical supply chain and assists the Combatant Commands in Health Logistics Support planning.
USAMMC-K’s mission is to provide medical logistics support to U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) and organizations located in the Korean theater, to include executing the Single Integrated Medical Logistics Manager (SIMLM) mission and was designated as USFK’s Theater Lead Agent for Medical Materiel (TLAMM) in 2009.
USAMMC-K further synchronized common logistics capabilities in USFK by adding depth to their organization. In May 2015, USAMMC-K gained operational control (OPCON) of 563rd Medical Logistics Company and the 95th Medical Detachment (Blood Support) in August 2019.
The USAMMC-K team includes approximately 150 personnel, including U.S. and Republic of Korea military, local Korean civilians and Department of the Army civilians.