Special forces medical sergeants are considered to be the finest first-response/trauma medical technicians in the world.
Though they’re primarily trained with an emphasis on trauma medicine, they also have a working knowledge of dentistry, veterinary care, public sanitation, water quality and optometry.
Provide initial medical screening and evaluation of allied and indigenous personnel
Provide examination and care to detachment members
Supervise medical care and treatment during missions
Operate a combat laboratory and treat emergency and trauma patients
Develop and provide medical intelligence as required
Special forces medical sergeants have very demanding physical requirements. Good eyesight, night vision and physical conditioning are required to reach mission objectives via parachute, land or water. Also required is excellent hand-eye coordination to detonate or deactivate explosives.
In most instances, special forces medical sergeants are required to be qualified divers, parachutists and endurance runners.
Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.
Due to the wide variety of missions, special forces medical sergeants are trained swimmers, paratroopers and survival experts, as well as trained in many forms of combat. Training for the special forces medical sergeants consists of 60 weeks of formal classroom training and practice exercises.
Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
Physical conditioning, parachuting, swimming and scuba diving
Using land warfare weapons and communications devices
Handling and using explosives
Bomb and mine disposal
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