Belgian Medical Component


The Medical Component of the Belgian Armed Forces (Dutch: Medische Component, French: Composante Médicale)[1][2] is the military medical service which provides medical support for its members in home and abroad operations, participating in humanitarian aid and providing certain services to the civilian society. The current Commander of the Medical Component is Major General Pierre Neirinkx[3]

Medical Component of the Belgian Armed Forces
French: Composante Médicale
Dutch: Medische Component
Insignia of the Medical Component
Founded2002; 19 years ago (2002)
Country Belgium
Allegiance King of the Belgians
Size1,755 active personnel
Part of Belgian Armed Forces
Commanders
CommanderMajor General Pierre Neirinkx

Organization


The Medical Component is commanded by a Major General and has the following organization:

Ranks


Officer ranks

NATO codeOF-10OF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1OF(D)Student officer
Belgian Medical Component
Generaal Luitenant-generaal Generaal-majoor Brigadegeneraal Kolonel Luitenant-kolonel Majoor Kapitein-commandant Kapitein Luitenant Onderluitenant Aspirant
Général Lieutenant général Général-major Général de Brigade Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Major Capitaine-commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant Aspirant
General Generalleutnant Generalmajor Brigadegeneral Oberst Oberstleutnant Major Stabshauptmann Hauptmann Leutnant Unterleutnant Aspirant

Other ranks

NATO codeOR-9OR-8OR-7OR-6OR-5OR-4OR-3OR-2OR-1
Belgian Medical Component
Adjudant-Majoor Adjudant-chef Adjudant 1ste sergeant-majoor 1ste sergeant-chef 1ste sergeant Sergeant 1ste korporaal-chef Korporaal-chef Korporaal 1ste soldaat Soldaat
Adjudant-Major Adjudant-chef Adjudant 1er sergeant-major 1er sergeant-chef 1er sergeant Sergeant 1er caporal-chef Caporal-chef Caporal 1er soldat Soldat
Majoradjutant Chefadjudant Adjudant 1er Sergeant Major 1er Sergeant Chef 1er Sergeant Sergeant 1er Korporal Chef Korporal Chef Korporal 1er soldat Soldat

Equipment


Weapons

Vehicles

Princely Members


References


  1. "La Défense" (in French). Retrieved 2016-03-25.
  2. "Defensie" (in Dutch). Retrieved 2016-03-25.
  3. Medical Component Website, Commander Page
  4. "Competentiecentrum Medische Component". Belgian Armed Forces. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  5. "Militair Hospitaal Koningin Astrid". Belgian Armed Forces. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  6. "Nieuw Bataljon bij de Medische Component". Belgian Armed Forces. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  7. "Nieuw Bataljon bij de Medische Component". Belgian Armed Forces. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  8. Belgian Defense Website, Oath ceremony of Amedeo of Belgium, Astrid's Picture in colonel uniform