10 from TAMC earn EFMB

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

 

Col. Lawrence Connell (left), chief of staff, Pacific Regional Medical Command, and Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Luciano (right) senior enlisted leader, PRMC, send aloha to PRMC's newest EFMB holders, April 11. (Photo by Spc. Paxton Busch, Pacific Regional Medical Command)

Col. Lawrence Connell (left), chief of staff, Pacific Regional Medical Command, and Command Sgt. Maj. Robert
Luciano (right) senior enlisted leader, PRMC, send aloha to PRMC’s newest EFMB holders, April 11. (Photo by Spc. Paxton Busch, Pacific Regional Medical Command)

Ana Allen, Tripler Army Medical Center Public Affairs

HONOLULU — Ten Tripler Army Medical Center medical personnel graduated the 25th Infantry Division’s Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB) course during a ceremony at Schofield Barracks, April 11.

The EFMB course mirrors what medics are required to do in the contemporary operational environment, such as tactical combat casualty care, medical and casualty evacuation, communications, warrior skills, land navigation.

The course included a written test and a 12-mile foot march.

The course began with 245 service members. Of those, 60 graduated.

“The Expert Field Medical Badge is the mark of a true professional,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Luciano, senior enlisted leader, Pacific Region Medical Center. “It is a symbol of excellence that represents the highest standard of professional competence, tactical and technical proficiency, and commitment to the proud tradition of Army medicine’s calling to conserve the fighting strength.”

Program leaders say the EFMB is the most prestigious peacetime badge one can earn. Throughout the Army Medical Command, less than three percent of personnel have earned the coveted honor.

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