Belgian Medical Component

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Medical Component of the Belgian Armed Forces
Logo Composante Medicale (Armee Belge).svg
Insignia of the Medical Component
Founded2002; 17 years ago (2002)
Country Belgium
Allegiance King of the Belgians
Size1,755 personnel
Part ofCoats of arms of Belgium Military Forces.svg Belgian Armed Forces
CommanderMajor General Pierre Neirinkx

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]


The Medical Component consists of the following units:

  • medical operational command (COMOPSMED), located in Evere.
  • 1 Element for medical intervention
  • 2 Element for medical intervention
  • 3 Element for medical intervention
  • 4 Element for medical intervention
  • 5 Element for medical intervention
  • A Medical Technical Intervention Element (EMI-Tech), located in Nivelles, which is responsible for medical supplies.
  • medical competence centre in Neder-Over-Heembeek.
  • The Military Hospital of Neder-Over-Heembeek.




Princely Members[edit]

OF-5 BEL Med comp Kolonel.gif

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "La Défense" (in French). Retrieved 2016-03-25.
  2. ^ "Defensie" (in Dutch). Retrieved 2016-03-25.
  3. ^ Medical Component Website, Commander Page
  4. ^ Belgian Defense Website, Oath ceremony of Amedeo of Belgium, Astrid's Picture in colonel uniform