(U.S. Army photo by Patricia Deal, CRDAMC Public Affairs)

FORT HOOD, Texas- In advance celebration of the Medical Service Corps’ official 102nd anniversary on June 30, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center Commander Col. David Gibson (center) and fellow MSC officers Lt. Col. Tony Marinos, Capt.  Kandice Reyes and Col. Randy Dorsey slice through a cake during a ceremony at the hospital June 27. Established in 1947, the Medical Service Corps is composed of medical, administrative, scientific, and provider specialties ranging from the management and support of the Army’s health services system to direct patient care. Its mission is providing Army Medicine with a diverse and multidisciplinary team of professionals who “strengthen the Military Health System through responsive and reliable clinical, scientific, and administrative services across the full spectrum of conflict as part of the Joint Force.”