USAMRMC Soldiers Earn Coveted Expert Field Medical Badge
Six Soldiers from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command earned the Expert Field Medical Badge during the 2015 EFMB competition held Oct. 3-8 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.
The EFMB is one of the U.S. Army Medical Command's top honors and is intended to recognize Soldier medics who attain a high degree of professional skill and proficiency as a field medic -- reserved for the best of the best. Earning the badge requires deliberate planning and focused training.
Over the past 50 years alone, over 150,000 Soldiers have attempted to earn the Army Medical Department's most prestigious peacetime badge. The overall EFMB pass rate for 2015 was 18 percent.
To earn the badge, candidates must complete a series of warrior and medical tasks. They must also successfully finish day and night land navigation tests, as well as a written exam and a final 12-mile road march. The Soldiers awarded the EFMB are elite field medics capable and ready to support the U.S. during combat situations.
The USAMRMC Soldiers awarded the EFMB include: