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History of USAMMCE
The United States Army Medical Materiel Center, Europe (USAMMCE) was activated as the Rhein Medical Depot in December 1951 at Einsiedlerhof, Germany. In the Spring of 1957, the Rhein Medical Depot was reorganized as the United States Army Medical Depot, Einsiedlerhof (USAMDE) and assumed operational control of the 67th Medical Depot. USAMDE and the Medical Supply Division of the United States Army, Europe were combined to form the United States Medical Materiel Center, Europe in October 1968.

USAMMCE moved to its current location in Pirmasens in November 1975 as part of an Army-Air Force re-stationing initiative.

The following medical supply, optical, and maintenance (MEDSOM) battalions were formed as subordinate units to USAMMCE in January 1980:

37th MEDSOM to support the US V Corps
428th MEDSOM to support the US VII Corps
226th MEDSOM to support the Communications Zone

USAMMCE was designated as the Theater Single Integrated Medical Logistics Manager in June 1986 and assumed the medical logistics support responsibility for all US Armed Forces serving in the US European Command.

The 226th MEDSOM was re-designated as the 226th Medical Logistics Battalion (Logistics, Rear); the 37th MEDSOM was re-designated as the 37th Medical Detachment (Logistics); and the 428th MEDSOM was re-designated as the 428th Theater Medical Materiel Management Center (TMMMC) in June 1993.

In October 1994, the 226th Medical Battalion (Logistics, Rear) was re-designated as the 226th Medical Battalion (Logistics, Forward) and was assigned to the 30th Medical Brigade; the 37th Medical Detachment and the 428th TMMMC were inactivated.

Upon the inactivation of the US Army’s 7th Medical Command, USAMMCE was assigned to the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command in October 1994.

USAMMCE became the Executive Agent for the Department of State’s Humanitarian Assistance Program on 1 October 1996.

USAMMCE received the Vice Presidential Hammer Award on 17 June 1997 for setting new standards of excellence in supporting its customers and supporting the concepts of President Clinton’s Reinvention of Government initiative.

USAMMCE PAST AND PRESENT

DECEMBER 1951 – Rhein Medical Depot activated at Einsiedlerhof, Germany

MARCH 1953 – 67th Medical Depot assigned operational control of the Rhein Medical Depot

OCTOBER 1956 – Rhein Medical Depot reassigned to USAREURCOMMZ. 67th Medical Depot and 8040th Civilian Labor Group (CLG) also assigned to USAREURCOMMZ.

APRIL 1957 – Rhein Medical Depot inactivated. US Army Medical Depot, Einsiedlerhof (USAMDE) organized and assigned to USAREUR.

MAY 1957 – 67th Medical Depot attached to USAMDE for Administration Operations, and Logistical Support.

JANUARY 1959 – USAMDE designated a subordinate command of ADSEC, USAREURCOMMZ. ADSEC re-designated as Theater Army Support Command, Europe on 28 February 1960 and TASCOM, 4th Logistical Command.

DECEMBER 1963 – 4TH Logistical Command inactivated and USAMDE designated a subordinate command of USACOMMZEUR.

OCTOBER 1968 – The Medical Supply Division of USACOMMZEUR and the US Army Medical Depot, Einsiedlerhof were combined to form the US Army Medical Materiel Center, Europe (PROV).

NOVEMBER 1975 – The unit completed relocation to Husterhoeh Kaserne, Pirmasens, Germany.

JULY 1985 – USAMMCE realigned to reflect three deputy commanders under one commander and added three Medical Supply, Optical, and Maintenance (MEDSOM) Battalions.

JUNE 1986 – USAMMCE assumed Tri-Service Class VIII mission for the United States European Command.

JUNE 1993 – USAMMCE’s force structure changed to reflect organization of the 428th Theater Medical Materiel Management Center and the 226th Medical Battalion (Logictics, Rear), and deactivation of the three MEDSOM battalions.

OCTOBER 1994 – Upon inactivation of the 7th Medical Command, USAMMCE came under the command and control of the United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, a major subordinate command of the United States Army Medical Command. The 226th Medical Battalion (Logistics Forward) came under the Command and Control of the 30th Medical Brigade, V (US) Corps.

JULY 1999 – The 226th Medical Battalion was relocated to Miesau, and USAMMCE remained as a Remote Site at Husterhoeh Kaserne.

The US Army Medical Materiel Center, Europe is located at Husterhoeh Kaserne, just at the Northern Edge of the city of Pirmasens, a few miles from the French border. Pirmasens is located in Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz). A state of the Federal Republic of Germany, commonly referred to as the Pfalz.

Date Action Authority
1 Dec 51 Rhine Medical Depot activated at Einsiedlerhof Germay. EUCOM GO 29, 12 Oct 51
1 Jan 53 Electrical accounting machine procedures established for stock control accounting.  
2 Mar 53 67th Medical Depot assigned operational control of Rhine Medical Depot. USAREUR GO 12, 2 Mar 53
Dec 54 Warehouse facilities at railhead, Hoehmuehlbach occupied by Rhine Medical Depot.  
1 Oct 56 Rhine Medical Depot re-assigned to USARUER COMZ. USAREUR COMZ GO 72, 1 Oct 56
  67Th Medical Depot and 8040th CLG also assigned to USAREUR COMZ. USAREUR Trp Asg memo 15
1 Apr 57 Rhine Medical Depot deactivated. US Army Medical Depot, Einsiedlerhof organized and assigned to USAREUR COMZ USAREUR GO 53, 1 Apr 57
6 May 57 67th Medical Depot attached to USAMDE for Administrative, operational, and logistical support. 7th Army Trp Asg, Memo 3, para 13, 6 May 57
1 Jan 59 USAMDE designated a subordinate command of ADSEC, USAREUR COMZ. ADSEC re-designated as Theater Army Support Command Europe on 28 Feb 60. USAREUR COMZ ADSEC GO1, 1 Jan59
1 Jul 61 TASCOM re-designated 4th Logistical Command.  
1 Dec 63 4th Logistical Command inactivated and USAMDE Designated a subordinate Command of USACOMZEUR. USACOMZEUR Msg
1 Apr 67 67th Medical Depot assigned to US Army Medical Depot, Einsiedlerhof. USACOMZEUR GO 101, 1 Jun 67
1 Jul 68 USAREUR Medical Command established Medical Command  
1 Oct 68 USAMDE deactivated. US Army Medical Materiel Center, Europe organized and assigned to US Army Medical Command, Europe. USAREUR GO 534, 26 Sep 68
1 Dec 69 234th Medical Detachment (GO) assigned to US Army Medical Materiel Center, Europe. USAMEDCOMEUR GO 51, 24 Nov 69
22 Sep 75 7th Combat Support Hospital assigned to USAMMCE. USAMEDCOMEUR GO 80, 17 Sep 75
1 Oct 75 US Army Medical Materiel Center, Europe relocated to Husterhoeh Kaserne, Pirmasens,GE. USAMMCE GO 7, 5 Aug 75
12 Nov 75 31st Combat Support Hospital assigned to USAMMCE. USAMEDCOMEUR GO 92, 12 Nov 75

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