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Mission Statement
The Operations (OPS) Department here at NEPMU-2 is tasked with supporting the Navy and Marine Corps through tracking and maintaining the overall readiness of deployable public health assets for direct support of humanitarian assistance, and operational forces contingency operations. We have the responsibility of ensuring that our Forward Deployable Preventive Medicine Units (FDPMU) maintain the highest state of readiness by manning, training, equipping, and preparing our team members to rapidly deploy in a variety of environments to provide the most efficient and effective public health services.

  • Mission Plan development and support
  • FDPMU Equipment Unit-Level Training Support
  • Field Analytical Support
  • Logistics Support For Public Health Deployers
  • Personnel and Equipment Mobility
  • Medical Readiness Tracking
  • Deployment Readiness Support
  • Passport and Country Clearances

Forward Deployable Preventive Medicine Unit (FDPMU)
The Forward Deployable Preventive Medicine Unit (FDPMU) is one of Navy Medicine’s deployable medical systems sponsored by the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. Our 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.

FDPMU can deploy as a task-organized preventive medicine unit composed of one or more of its components. The basic FDPMU configuration is a 13-member team composed of five distinct components: Preventive Medicine, Chemical, Microbiology, Disease Vector, and Logistical / Administrative support. Depending on the mission, the FDPMU team can be expanded to a 16-member team, with the addition of a supplemental Radiological and Biochemistry sub-component. Personnel assigned to each of these individual components are added or omitted as dictated by the mission request. Through the collaboration of these components, the FDPMU can provide the following capabilities:
  • Assessment of environmental health hazards (including chemical, biological, radiological, and physical agents), evaluate the risks of adverse health outcomes, monitor the health of deployed forces, advise the operational commander of significant health risks within the occupied area of operations, and recommend interventions as necessary.
  • 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.

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