EXPERT FIELD MEDICAL BADGE
MORE ABOUT THE EFMB
The 421st Medical Battalion (Multifunctional), 30th Medical Brigade, hosts this year’s U.S. Army Europe Expert Field Medical Badge competition taking place in March 2015 at the Grafenwoehr training area. More than 180 candidates from U.S. forces in Europe including 11 multinational participants from United Kingdom and Germany are competing in the five-day challenge.
The test is a rigorous evaluation of mental and physical skills and earning the badge requires a high degree of ability and focus. Passing rates range from 5-25 percent, making the EFMB a distinctive mark in a Soldier's records. The EFMB also provides multinational and U.S. service members the opportunity to train together and to gain a greater understanding of their abilities while building more competent and confident Soldiers.
Articles about the EFMB
VILSECK, Germany - Ashley and Grant Restuccio are a long way from where their relationship started at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and they've embarked on the most unique "honeymoon" imaginable. As they begin their marriage journey the Army couple is also competing side-by-side to earn the Army's coveted Expert Field Medical Badge.
GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Allies serve and train together, fighting and bleeding together when necessary. Innovative integration efforts also ensure allied medical personnel can save lives as a team.
MIESAU, Germany - It was a great opportunity for German and American medics to learn about each other's medical capabilities and equipment, and it opened the door for continued partnership.
CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo - Five inches of snow on the ground, freezing temperatures and a northern wind did not stop four Soldiers of Multinational Battle Group-East to train for the Expert Field Medical Badge validation course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, March 6, before they head to Grafenwoehr, Germany for the EFMB competition.
VILSEK, Germany -- Talk about an early wake-up call - 4:30 a.m. Feb. 23, Soldiers from Headquarters, 421st Medical Battalion (Multifunctional), received an "alert to deploy" to conduct Expert Field Medical Badge operations in Vilsek, Germany - more than 460 km from their Baumholder home.
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- The 30th Medical Brigade conducted an exercise Jan. 12-15 at the Grafenwoehr Training Area to provide Soldiers from the 30th Medical Brigade Headquarters, 212th Combat Support Hospital, or 212th CSH, and 421st Medical Battalion (Multifunctional), also known as the 421st MMB, with hands-on training to prepare themselves for the intensity and intricacies of the upcoming U.S. Army in Europe Expert Field Medic Badge, USAREUR EFMB, competition in March.