Sixty-one service members earn the Expert Field Medical Badge

Aug. 15, 2011


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U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs

U.S. Army Europe

Nearly 300 service members from U.S. Forces in Europe and the Bundeswehr, Germany’s military forces, took on the challenge of earning the Expert Field Medical Badge – and 61 succeeded.
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HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Nearly 300 service members from U.S. Forces in Europe and the Bundeswehr, Germany’s military forces, took on the challenge of earning the Expert Field Medical Badge – and 61 succeeded. In addition to 56 Army in Europe Soldiers, four Bundeswehr soldiers and one U.S. Airman earned the EMFB.

The 2011 U.S. Army Europe EFMB Standardization and Testing concluded Aug. 13 at the Grafenwoehr Training Area in Germany. Over the course of two weeks, the candidates took a written exam, and fought through three combat testing lanes, day and night land navigation courses, and a 12-mile road march, to earn the right to wear the badge.

In his remarks during the awards ceremony honoring those who successfully completed the testing,
Lt. Gen. Mark P. Hertling, USAREUR’s commanding general, referred to the candidates’ selflessness and courage, and their respect for one another, as he praised the successful candidates standing in formation.

“Watching you all compete today to win something that will show how much better you are than all the others in your field is significant to me,” Hertling said.