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Medical Contribution to the Comprehensive Approach
  1. Lt Col J M Fletcher, RAMC, HQ, Surgeon Generals1
  1. 1SO2 Medical Operations, HQ ARRC, Imjin Barracks, Innsworth, Gloucester
  1. Coltman House, Whittington Barracks, WS14 9PY 01543 434659 james.fletcher847{at}


The coordination of the Military, Diplomatic and Economic/Development levers of power, the so-called “hard” and “soft” powers, to bring about the strategic aims of governments, supported by Non-Governmental Organisations and international organisations, is commonly known as the Comprehensive Approach (CA). The CA is now part of both NATO and UK military doctrine and concepts development. This article describes how medical branch HQ Allied Rapid Reaction Corp, as part of the HQs work to operationalise the CA, has sought and developed training opportunities to improve individual skill-sets to enable the branch to better contribute to the CA process.

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