Earning The Expert Field Medical Badge

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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)