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 NEPMU-2's Operations Department supports the Navy and Marine Corps by maintaining the readiness of deployable public health assets for direct support of humanitarian assistance, and operational forces contingency operations. Operations ensure that our Forward Deployable Preventive Medicine Units (FDPMU) maintain the highest state of personnel and equipment readiness in order to rapidly deploy the most efficient and effective public health assets.



  • Mission Plans
  • FDPMU Training
  • Field Analytical Support
  • Logistic Support For Public Health Deployers
  • Personnel and Equipment Mobility
  • Medical Readiness
  • Deployable Readiness
  • Passport and Country Clearances

Forward Deployable Preventive Medicine Unit (FDPMU)

The Forward Deployable Preventive Medicine Unit (FDPMU) mission is to provide Force Health Protection (FHP) by rapidly assessing, preventing, and controlling health threats in a theater of operations and enhance organic preventive medicine assets’ capabilities. missions FDPMU support (GCC Support on rotational basis, DSCA/CBRN, HADR/MOOTW, and GHE), supporting primarily the Operational and Tactical levels of warfare.


Capabilities provided include:

  • Comprehensive, real-time health risk surveillance that includes collecting, analyzing, and recording data of environmental health threats.
  • State-of-the-art field technology to provide detection, quantification, and reporting capabilities for environmental contaminants, diseases, pathogens, disease vectors, and chemical (including radionuclides) and/or biological agents.
  • Health threat identification, course of action development, decision analysis, and available threat countermeasure subject matter expertise for Commanders.

The basic FDPMU configuration is a 13-member team composed of five distinct components: preventive medicine, chemical (including radiological subcomponent), microbiology, disease vector, and logistical / administrative support. FDPMU can deploy as a task-organized preventive medicine unit composed of one or more of its components. Personnel assigned to individual components are added or omitted as dictated by the mission.

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