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New Name: AMSCA

At the 2019 AMSCA Meeting in Washington DC, the board recommended and the members voted to to drop the “R” from RAMSCA and go by the name of “Army Medical Specialist Corps Association” - AMSCA. We have taken the legal steps to make “AMSCA” a permanent name we can now use in our general correspondence, newsletters, recruitment efforts, etc. This has been a topic of discussion for several years and we are hoping that this change will help make the Association appealing to those who did not “retire” but who did wear the SP corps brass honorably. At the same time, we recognize that the "RAMSCA founders"  laid down a great foundation that we are using to continue to build our Association.

In addition, the official address for all AMSCA correspondence has changed from the San Antonio postal box to this address:  AMSCA, 1632 County Road 2360, Bagwell TX 75412-3214

In support of the new name, the website will be moving from ramsca.org to amsca.me later in 2020.  We will send you a notice when this takes effect.

Vicky Thomas, our web administrator, is editing the web pages to the new name.  If she missed an edit, please send her a note at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Please note that some "older" documents (no longer in use) and web pages created about pre-2019 events/topics may use "RAMSCA" in the text, as that was the name of the association at that time.

AMSCA Family Grant Program

A third scholarship/grant is now offered by AMSCA, a new educational grant program designed for the members of the Army Medical Specialist Corps Association, their families, and their extended families to the second generation. The AMSCA Family Grant provides funds (up to $500) to support eligible college students.  First approved in 2017, the first recipient will be selected in 2020. All members are invited to participate. Details about the AMSCA Family Grant are here.

COL Jack Briley - Remembrance

COL (Ret) Jack W. Briley (PT) passed away at his home on January 6, 2020. Jack retired from the Army Medical Specialist Corps after 28 years of service. A military and memorial service with military honors will be held at 2pm on 9 March 2020 at the Fort Smith Arkansas National Cemetery.

Colonel Briley began his career at Army Madigan Army Medical Center with follow-on assignments at Camp Zama; Womack, Ireland, and DeWitt Army Community Hospitals; Walter Reed Army Medical Center; the Health Clinic at the Pentagon, and the William Beaumont Fitness Center, and culminating as Chief, Physical Therapy Womack Army Medical Center. During that assignment COL Briley directed the inpatient and outpatient burn care for the injured at the Pope Air Force Base plane crash in 1994.

Read more: COL Jack Briley - Remembrance

COL Louis Carmona - Remembrance

With sadness we share the news that COL Louis Carmona passed away on November 13, 2019 in Honolulu after many years of living with Alzheimer's Disease. He was predeceased by his wife, Carole, in 2015. His daughter, Laura, was with him at the time of his passing. 

col carmona1Lou served as Chief, Occupational Therapist Section and Assistant Chief, Army Medical Specialist Corps, in addition to many other roles throughout his Army career from 1958-1986. His first staff therapist assignment was to Letterman Army Medical Center; in 1960 he was transferred as a staff therapist to Brooke Army Medical Center and was subsequently appointed OT Clinical Affiliation Coordinator. In 1968, he was assigned as the Chief, OT Section, 2nd General Hospital, Landstuhl, Germany. In 1970, he was assigned to Fitzsimons Army Medical Center as Assistant Chief, OT Section.  In 1978, he was appointed Chief, OT Section, Office of The Surgeon General; Assistant Chief, Army Medical Specialist Corps and OT Consultant to The Surgeon General. Colonel Carmona concurrently held the position of Chief, OT Section, Walter Reed Army Medical Center. In 1981, he was stationed at Tripler Army Medical Center until his retirement in 1986, spending his remaining years in Hawaii.

Read more: COL Louis Carmona - Remembrance

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