Improving Military Medicine at the unit level: As long as there is the USA, there will need to be a military, which requires medicine. So, hoping military medicine fails and no one joins is unrealistic and unhelpful vitriol. For those with experience, share some ideas on how to overcome the bureaucrats both at the level we operate everyday as well as the larger policy level. No whining; it undermines credibility and demonstrates the absence of a spine. There are ways to succeed in military medicine and combat the mindless and evil bureaucrats that infest every large organization in world history. I still like to serve both my nation and all those great Americans that enlisted and whom the elitists view as low-class. First, if you are the MD/DO you have a lot of power. Dont accept the dictates of clip board nurses or former MD admin types. Do what you think is right and show some backbone. Resentment at the corrupt and incompetent can easily lead to self-defeating, self-pity. Which is their ally. Find solutions. If you are that upset about something, call the IG or your congressman. Ive done it and it works. But, you better have some solutions to offer or evidence of their incompetence; otherwise you will be ignored as a whiner.