Belgian Medical Component

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Medical Component of the Belgian Armed Forces
French: Composante Médicale
Dutch: Medische Component
Logo Composante Medicale (Armee Belge).svg
Insignia of the Medical Component
Founded2002; 18 years ago (2002)
Country Belgium
Allegiance King of the Belgians
Size1,700 active 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 is commanded by a Major General and has the following organization:



NATO code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) Student officer
Belgium Belgium No equivalent
OF-7 BEL Med comp Generaal-majoor.gif OF-6 BEL Med comp Brigade-generaal.gif OF-5 BEL Med comp Kolonel.gif OF-4 BEL Med comp Luitenant-kolonel.gif OF-3 BEL Med comp majoor.gif OF-3 BEL Med comp kapiteincommandant.gif OF-2 BEL Med comp kapitein.gif OF-1 BEL Med comp luitenant.gif OLt-MC.jpg No equivalent Belgium Medical Component OF(D).png
Generaal-majoor Brigadegeneraal Kolonel Luitenant-kolonel Majoor Kapitein-commandant Kapitein Luitenant Onderluitenant Aspirant
Général-major Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Major Capitaine-commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant Aspirant
Generalmajor Brigadegeneral Oberst Oberstleutnant Major Stabshauptmann Hauptmann Leutnant Unterleutnant Aspirant


NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Belgium Belgium OR-9 BEL med comp adjudant-major.png OR-9 BEL med comp adjudant-chef.png OR-8 BEL med comp adjudent.gif OR-7 BEL med comp sergeantmajoor.gif OR-6 BEL med comp &stesergeantchef.gif OR-6 BEL med comp 1stesergeant.gif OR-5 BEL Med comp sergant.gif OR-4 BEL med comp 1stekorporaalchef.gif OR-4 BEL med comp korporaalchef.gif OR-3 BEL med comp korporaal.gif OR-2 BEL med comp 1stesoldaat.gif OR-1 BEL med comp soldaat.gif
Adjudant-Majoor Adjudant-chef Adjudant 1ste sergeant-majoor 1ste sergeant-chef 1ste sergeant Sergeant 1ste korporaal-chef Korporaal-chef Korporaal 1ste soldaat Soldaat
Adjudant-Major Adjudant-chef Adjudant 1er sergent-major 1er sergent-chef 1er sergent Sergent 1er caporal-chef Caporal-chef Caporal 1er soldat Soldat
Majoradjudant Chefadjudant Adjudant Erste Sergeant Major Erste Sergeant Chef Erste sergeant Sergeant Erste Korporal Chef Korporal Chef Korporal Erste Soldat Soldat




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. ^ "Competentiecentrum Medische Component". Belgian Armed Forces. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Militair Hospitaal Koningin Astrid". Belgian Armed Forces. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Nieuw Bataljon bij de Medische Component". Belgian Armed Forces. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  7. ^ "Nieuw Bataljon bij de Medische Component". Belgian Armed Forces. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  8. ^ Belgian Defense Website, Oath ceremony of Amedeo of Belgium, Astrid's Picture in colonel uniform