Medical and Health

Army Combat Medic 

Medical, Health, Care under Fire and TCCC

The mission of the casualty system is to record, report, verify, and process casualty information from unit level to HQDA; notify appropriate individuals; and provide casualty assistance to next of kin. Casualty operations includes casualty reporting, casualty notification, casualty assistance, line-of-duty determination, reporting status of remains, and casualty mail coordination.

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Health Care Specialists are offered a wide array of opportunities for additional training to become a specialist in certain medical fields if you qualify, from Combat Medic to a Physician`s Assistant. The 68W Health Care Specialist is the second largest Military Occupational Specialty within the Army. Training includes pre-hospital emergency medical trauma care which incorporates tactical combat casualty skill sets. Soldiers will report to units throughout the Army as "Combat Medics" who are Emergency Medical Technician-Basic certified and possess the skills to survive the battlefield and accomplish their medical mission.


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