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Medical Boards

The William Beaumont Army Medical Center (WBAMC) Medical Boards Office prepares the soldier’s Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) for presentation to the Physical Evaluation Board, Ft. Lewis, WA. The medical evaluation board documents included are the medical summary dictation, a medical addendum if needed, physical profile, medication profile, physical exam, letter from the soldier’s commander, letter of adverse action, DA Form 705, Line of Duty (LOD), Efficiency Reports (if applicable), and Leave Earning Statement (LES). In addition to the documents listed all Reservist and National Guards must submit a copy of mobilization orders, point statements and 20-year letter if applicable. Please note, other documents may be required on a case by case basis. Once this information is obtained, the DA 3947 (MEB Proceedings Form) is prepared for physician review of the medical summary dictation and permanent profile. The soldier must review the MEB before it is sent to the Physical Evaluation Board (PEB). The Army Regulations that provide guidance for the disability evaluation system are AR 635-40 and AR 40-501. The Deputy Commander of Clinical Services is the approving authority for the MEB.

Goals

The standard set for processing a medical evaluation board from the physician initiating the board until it is sent off to the Physical Evaluation Board is 90 days.

Hours of Operation

The Medical Boards Office is open from 0730 Hrs until 1630 Hrs Monday thru Friday. On Wednesdays at 1000 Hrs a MEB briefing is given for the new soldiers who are getting a medical evaluation board. The office is closed on Thursday mornings for training from 0730-1300 and closed on weekends and holidays. For further information please contact 915 569-2897 / 2726.