Earning The Expert Field Medical Badge


United States Army Soldiers take part in the Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB) testing at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. The Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB) is a Army special skills badge first created in 1965. This badge is the non-combat equivalent of the Combat Medical Badge and is awarded to U.S. military personnel who successfully complete a set of qualification tests. 163 Soldiers started the testing in this event with only 21 receiving their EFMB. The Soldiers were tested on evaluating a casualty under fire, day and night land navigation, a 12 mile ruck march and other various medical and combat related Soldier skills. With only a 17%, pass rate, the EFMB one of the most difficult and prestigious Army special skill badges to earn. (learn more: wikipedia.org/wiki/Expert_Field_Medical_Badge)