Independent Study of Force Mix Options and Service Models to Enhance Readiness of the Medical Force : Institute for Defense Analyses , June , 2023
Institute for Defense Analyses
From the summary: "The Department of Defense (DoD) has an operational requirement for a deployable medical force. A mix of active component (AC) and reserve component (RC) military medical personnel provide these essential capabilities. When they are not deployed, most AC providers work in military hospitals, known as military treatment facilities (MTFs), providing care to DoD beneficiaries. RC medical providers work in civilian jobs when they are not deployed or activated for training."