CIOMR Junior Medical Reserve Officer Committee
The Junior Medical Reserve Officer Committee (JMROC) delivers education and training aimed at OF1-3 Healthcare and Medical Support Officers from across the Reserve Forces of NATO and partner nations. The primary outputs are biannual six-day courses delivered alongside CIOMR’s Summer and Winter meetings. The objectives of these courses are to introduce NATO structures and doctrine at the junior level, enhance shared understanding of skills required for interoperability, and establish relationships with partner nations in a learning environment.
These courses have been delivered online (during the COVID pandemic), and more recently in Athens (August 22) and NATO HQ (February 23), attracting 35 Reservists from across NATO nations to each event. Our next course will be delivered in Helsinki, alongside CIOMR’s Summer Congress in June 23. Delegates will benefit from hearing about NATO structures and medical concepts, reinforced by a planning exercise delivered by the Multinational Medical Coordination Centre/European Medical Command (MMCC/EMC). This exercise will foster collaborative learning and small group discussion among some of NATO’s most junior medical officers, setting a foundation for multinational, integrated care delivery in the future operational environment. They will also participate in a negotiation and diplomacy exercise delivered by the UK’s 77th Brigade. All delegates are expected to present to the whole of CIOMR, either as a talk or a poster presentation. They will attend symposia on the current operating environment and medical lessons to be learned from UKR. They will benefit from fireside discussions with very senior leaders from NATO countries and will have the opportunity to take part in a naval battlefield study of the Crimean War.
These courses are an excellent opportunity for our future leaders to provide insight into the challenges and opportunities of operating in the multinational space, and identify areas for development, before they reach positions of leadership in this environment. They are delivered by a team led by MAJ Katie Odom (USA) and Maj Neeraj Shah (GBR). For further information, contact JMROC@CIOMR.ORG