Medical Evacuation Concepts and Capabilities Division (MECCD) serves as the capability Developer for Army Medical Evacuation and develops medical evacuation operational concepts and capability requirements. MECCD also acts as the initial ‘user representative’ in the acquisition process for medical evacuation platforms and mission equipment.

Key Tasks

  • Develop and refine medical evacuation concepts and doctrine.
  • Determine and document MEDEVAC capability requirements.
  • Develop MEDEVAC upgrade and modernization strategies.
  • Develop and refine MEDEVAC unit designs and force structure.
  • Develop and refine MEDEVAC manpower structure.
  • Serve as the initial MEDEVAC 'user representative' in the acquisition process.
  • Manage the shared and specified requirements of the VCSA Aeromedical Evacuation Charter.
  • Chair the Medical Evacuation Integrated Capability Development Team (ICDT).
  • Provide subject matter expertise for Army MEDEVAC.


Army AE maintains America's trust as an adaptable, capable, expeditionary, and ready force multiplier that enables combatant commanders the ability to respond, prevent, shape, and win while achieving a 95% patient evacuation survivability rate.

Chief, Medical Evacuation Proponency Division

Chief, Medical Evacuation Concepts and Capabilities Division

Col. Samuel Fricks

Col. Samuel Fricks is a native of Morrow, Georgia, and commissioned as a medical service corps officer as a distinguished military graduate from Georgia Southern University in August 2000. Fricks has completed successive assignments from the team to ACOM level. His assignments include serving as a Forward Support MEDEVAC Team leader, 57th Medical Company (Air Ambulance); operations officer, 498th Medical Company (Air Ambulance); operations officer, C Co., 2-3 General Support Aviation Battalion; chief of operations... READ MORE