Earning the EFMB

McQueen, Arthur
September 2007
Soldiers;Sep2007, Vol. 62 Issue 9, p31
The article presents information on the prestigious Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB) that can be obtained by U.S. Army and Air Force medics. For 2007, nearly 300 Army and Air Force medics and a Navy corpsman vied for the EFMB in Grafenwöhr, Germany, but only 26 soldiers have received the badge. According to Brigadiere General David Rubenstein, a combat medic has to have the skills to treat a soldier and if necessary, the physical stamina to pick that soldier up and take him off the battlefield.


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