Soldiers Train for Expert Field Medical Badge

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Army Sgt. Chris Swearingen, right, prepares to move a simulated casualty during testing to earn the Expert Field Medic Badge on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., April 9, 2013. Swearingen, a medic, is assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment. The badge recognizes exceptional competence and outstanding performance by field medical personnel. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. David Chapman
  • Army 1st Lt. Jeff Arruiza applies a chest covering to a simulated casualty during testing to earn the Expert Field Medic Badge on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., April 9, 2013. Arruiza is assigned to the 758th Forward Surgical Team, 47th Combat Surgical Hospital. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. David Chapman
  • Army 2nd Lt. Diana Kim uses a stethoscope to check vital signs on a simulated casualty during testing to earn the Expert Field Medic Badge on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., April 9, 2013. Kim, a platoon leader, is assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's 2nd Battalion. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. David Chapman
  • Army Pfc. Steven Williams throws a grappling hook to check for booby-traps before crossing a barbed-wire obstacle during testing to earn the Expert Field Medic Badge on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., April 10, 2013. Williams is assigned to the 520th Area Support Medical Company, 56th Multifunctional Medical Battalion, 62nd Medical Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sarah Enos
  • Army Pfc. Steven Williams, front, leads a four-person litter squad down terrain during testing to earn the Expert Field Medic Badge on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., April 10, 2013. Williams is assigned to the 520th Area Support Medical Company, 56th Multifunctional Medical Battalion, 62nd Medical Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sarah Enos
  • Soldiers determine an azimuth before testing on a daytime land navigation course during testing to earn the Expert Field Medic Badge on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., April 10, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sarah Enos
  • Soldiers plot eight-digit grid coordinates on a map before a daytime land navigation course during testing to earn the Expert Field Medic Badge on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., April 10, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sarah Enos
  • Army Sgt. Jose Hernandez, right, immobilizes a suspected fracture of the arm on a simulated casualty during testing to earn the Expert Field Medic Badge on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., April 11, 2013. Hernandez, an animal care specialist, is assigned to the Public Health Command. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sarah Enos
  • Army Capt. Megan Matters, left, low crawls while being engaged under simulated direct fire during testing to earn the Expert Field Medic Badge on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., April 11, 2013. Matters, a brigade nurse counselor, is assigned to the Reserve Officers' Training Corps, 8th Brigade U.S. Army Cadet Command. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sarah Enos
  • Army Capt. Megan Matters, left, treats an eye laceration for a simulated casualty during testing to earn the Expert Field Medic Badge on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., April 11, 2013. Matters, a brigade nurse counselor, is assigned to the Reserve Officers' Training Corps, 8th Brigade U.S. Army Cadet Command. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sarah Enos