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    Say you join the national guard and you join an infantry unit as a combat medic. Does your weekend drills consist of infantry stuff or medic stuff and how do you obtain your annual medic training?


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    Not saying that you wont find the answer here, but I've seen lots of info on this topic at goarmy.com.

    This just an example:
    https://forums.goarmy.com/forums/thr...threadID=77198

    Best of luck!!!

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    It depends on your primary MOS. If you are an 11-series (i.e. Infantry-type) with additional training as a Combat Lifesaver, then your continuing medical training can (and usually does) depend upon your commander.

    On the other hand, if your primary MOS is Medic (used to be a 91-series, but I think that has changed) and you are attached to an Infantry unit, then your on-going medical training may be from your "home" unit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctfireguy View Post
    Say you join the national guard and you join an infantry unit as a combat medic. Does your weekend drills consist of infantry stuff or medic stuff and how do you obtain your annual medic training?
    I can say with certainty that your training as a 68W Combat Medic in an Infantry unit in the ACTIVE ARMY comes from within the Medical Platoon in your unit to which you're assigned. I would say this would also be the case for National Guard soldiers, since the majority of Guard units are set up similarly to active units as far as composition. Whether or not your "medical platoon" leadership does medical or infantry training during your drill weekends is on them. WHAT SHOULD happen is a combination of BOTH, infantry tactics and training AND medical training interwoven together. The 68W series is required to maintain a National Registry EMT-Basic card. For us active duty soliders, we do it as a medical platoon as part of our regular training. For a Guard soldier, you will have to maintain your own NREMT-B card and do Continuing Education Units (CEU's) on your own time.

    Hope this helps!

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