TRAINING - The Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB) Test U.S. Army

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TRAINING - The Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB) Test by U.S. Army
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1-1. HISTORY. This issue publishes a revision of this publication. Because the publication has been extensively revised, the changed portions have not been highlighted.1-2. PURPOSE. This publication establishes policies, procedures, and standardsMore1-1. HISTORY. This issue publishes a revision of this publication. Because the publication has been extensively revised, the changed portions have not been highlighted.1-2.

PURPOSE. This publication establishes policies, procedures, and standards for awarding the Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB). The EFMB was established in June 1965 as a Department of the Army (DA) special skill award for the recognition of exceptional competence and outstanding performance by field medical personnel.

Army Regulation (AR) 600-8-22 authorizes the EFMB as a special skill badge.1-3. APPLICABILITY. This publication applies to all military personnel Armywide with an Army Medical Department (AMEDD) area of concentration (AOC) or military occupational specialty (MOS).1-4. REFERENCES. References are listed in Appendix A.1-5. EXPLANATION OF ABBREVIATIONS AND TERMS. Abbreviations and special terms used in this publication are explained in the glossary.2.1 THE EFMB.a. The EFMB is a special skill badge authorized by Army Regulation (AR) 600-8-22.

Made of oxidized silver, the badge consists of a litter, placed horizontally, behind a caduceus with the cross of the Geneva Convention at the junction of the wings.b. The EFMB test measures the individual medical Soldiers physical fitness, mental toughness, and ability to perform to standards of excellence in a broad spectrum of critical medical and Soldier skills. The purpose of the EFMB is to-(1) Recognize qualified AMEDD personnel who demonstrate a high degree of professional skill, stamina, and proficiency.(2) Recognize medical personnel who can expertly perform combat medical and Soldier tasks that support medical care in a simulated combat environment.(3) Promote esprit de corps.

It provides an incentive for greater effort by AMEDD personnel and a badge of excellence that is recognized worldwide by the total Army.(4) Enhance individual training programs in units by providing a difficult, yet attainable, goal for which any medical Soldier can strive.2-2. ELIGIBILITY.a. The EFMB is awarded to DA personnel who meet the following requirements and pass the EFMB test in accordance with (IAW) the standards in this publication. Other service and allied candidates must be either medical personnel or serving in comparable medical positions.(1) Enlisted personnel with an AMEDD primary MOS or MOS 18D.

This includes allMOSs in the 68-career management field (CMF).(2) Warrant officers with an AMEDD primary MOS controlled by the Surgeon General. Warrant officer pilots with a “D” special qualifications identifier (Aeromedical Evacuation Pilot) and assigned to an air ambulance unit are also eligible.(3) All commissioned officers assigned or detailed to an AMEDD corps. This includes Army officers in training at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. It also includes Army officers enrolled in the Health Professions Scholarship Program.(4) Other service and allied candidates must be either medical personnel orserving in comparable medical positions.(5) Individuals working in a medical facility or medical unit who do not meet the criteria stated above are not eligible to be awarded the EFMB.

They may go through EFMB standardization and testing, but no orders may be issued awarding them the EFMB.



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