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Belgian Medical Component

Medical Component of the Belgian Armed Forces
Insignia of the Medical Component
Active 2002-present: Medical Component
Country Belgium
Size 2,000 personnel
Commander Major General Geert Laire

The Medical Component of the Belgian Armed Forces (Dutch: Medische Component, French: Composante M├ędicale) 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 Geert Laire[1]


The Medical Component consists of the following units:

  • A medical operational command (COMOPSMED), located in Evere.
  • 4 Operational Medical Centres (CMO), located in Brussels, Leopoldsburg, Marche-en-Famenne and Zeebrugge. These centres have a number of so-called Medical Antennas at their disposal, spread across the area for which they are responsible, as well as Advanced Medical Elements (EMA) in order to guarantee medical support for operations and exercises.
  • 3 Medical Intervention Elements (EMI), located in Destelbergen, Ghlin and Landen, which provide the means of transportation for the wounded as well as more specialised medical care in the field.
  • A Medical Technical Intervention Element (EMI-Tech), located in Nivelles, which is responsible for medical supplies in Belgium and abroad.
  • The Military Hospital of Neder-Over-Heembeek.




Princely Members

External links

  • Official website of the Medical Component (in Dutch)
  • Official website of the Medical Component (in French)


  1. ^ Medical Component Website, Commander Page
  2. ^ Belgian Defense Website, Oath ceremony of Amedeo of Belgium, Astrid's Picture in colonel uniform
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