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Military Sealift Command Public Affairs
March 25, 2020

U.S. Transportation Command cancels Global Patient Movement Joint Advisory Board video teleconference
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By Michael P. Kleiman, USTRANSCOM Public Affairs

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – Due to increased COVID-19 requirements, U.S. Transportation Command has cancelled the annual Global Patient Movement Joint Advisory Board, which was to be conducted via video teleconference, March 31 to April 3, 2020.

“I would like to thank all Department of Defense, interagency and international partners who prepared presentations for this conference; we look forward to hosting the 2021 GPMJAB, and we will conduct the board members’ meeting virtually on June 11, 2020, to continue our progress,” said U.S. Air Force Col. John Andrus, command surgeon.

The purpose of the GPMJAB is to provide the USTRANSCOM commander with recommendations for the advancement of global patient movement policies, processes, equipment standardization, and patient movement information support systems, optimizing in-transit patient care as the DOD Single Manager for Global Patient Movement. Additionally, the GPMJAB serves as the DOD Patient Movement subject matter expert advisory body to the DOD, federal, state, and coalition entities. Products developed during the meeting informs and influences doctrine, organizations, training, materiel, leadership, personnel, facilities, and policy.

For more information, please contact U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Statwell Sinclair at 618-229-6377 or via email at

USTRANSCOM exists as a warfighting combatant command to project and sustain military power at a time and place of the nation’s choosing. Powered by dedicated men and women, we underwrite the lethality of the Joint Force, we advance American interests around the globe, and we provide our nation's leaders with strategic flexibility to select from multiple options, while creating multiple dilemmas for our adversaries.

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