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EFMB Tribute no.1 by DocMallard EFMB Tribute no.1 by DocMallard
During my years of active duty service in the US Army, this is what I consider my greatest acheivement.

The Expert Field Medic Badge was then, and is still now, one of the most coveted badges to be earned in the US. Army.

To win this badge one must pass a rigourous testing of physical fitness, military knowledge, field medicine, mitltary intelligence, map reading, night and day compass courses, care and transport of sick and wounded, field sanitation, and much more. A gruelling written test and twelve mile road march(three hours max) in full gear await those who have passed everything else. Even though I was exhausted, my pride kept a big grin on my face when the general pinned this on my BDU's

Over the years I have observed the standards of training to acheive this honor continue to rise. This badge on the uniform of a medic embodies all of the honors and tradition of military medicine in one place. To the wounded on the battlefield, it means you are in the best hands, of the best field medics in the world bar none!
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ImaDoctor96 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Thank you for serving, Doc! *Salutes*

And congratulations, sir!

Guillermo-da-Lucca Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of the best weeks of my life was spent in Bad Kreuznach, Germany testing for EFMB. 1st Armor Division was conducting the test. When the Sergeant Major asked how I wanted it pinned on, I told him that I wanted it to hurt when I pulled it out. He damn near knocked me out. Still wear it today. Thank you for posting this.
Fyrrea Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats! :)
MirrorNayru Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellence all around. :nod:
AmyWeaving Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
ooooooh! shiney! *i loves teh shiney!*
RStrickland Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2006
This is an awesome picture. The lighting and detail are perfect! My boyfriend will be going for one of those pins soon! I hope that he gets it on the first try. He leaves in four weeks.
DocMallard Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2006
I hope he gets it!

Learn everything they say to. Get in shape. trani hard. Practice, practice, practice!

The dream can come true!

RStrickland Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2006
Well, after trying for a few months to get a slot to do Airbourne and the advanced medical training he is starting to think that it's not going to happen. There are only 2 or 3 slots for his battalion to go to Airbourne school and so far he has not been able to go. He wanted to get all of the Army schools out of the way before he started College again. I hope that he doesn't give up on everything... this has always been what he wanted to do... Make a career out of the Army. Thank you for the words of wisdom!

DocMallard Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2006
The key to everything is not to give up!

RStrickland Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2006
That is a very good thing to live by. You should never give up... If everything in life was easy then it would be no fun. :p
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