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Joseph Dunio
· November 3, 2017
Congratulations and thank you to all who serve. Especially you I worked at a hospital in Fl. and met quit a few of you guys from 98-02 your all great.
Mike Eldred
· September 29, 2017
I think it is the Bee's knees... but, I am a little invested.
Brittany Schrader
· October 30, 2017
Goodluck and get after it Schrader and O'toole!!!!
Lauren Hulett
· October 30, 2017
Just glad I can see the competition at least through photos, wish I could be there to cheer on/support!
Steve Jensen
· October 31, 2017
Shared it with other medics, my kid and FSH AIT Family Survival Guide
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AMEDD Center and School, Army Health Readiness Center of Excellence

JBSA Closure Advisory
- By direction of the Joint Base San Antonio commander, due to the expected inclement weather and adverse road conditions in and around Base San Antonio to include JBSA Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, JBSA Lackland and JBSA Randolph, non-emergency civilian personnel are authorized to be excused from duty on 16 Jan 2018.

- Non-emergency employees absent from duty for the entire shift on Tuesday, 16 Jan 2018 due to previously approved leave are not authorized an excused absence and will continue to be charged appropriate leave (i.e. annual, sick, LWOP, etc.)

- JBSA employees on approved telework agreements who are scheduled to telework on 16 Jan 2018, are expected to begin their duty day at the regularly scheduled time.

- Military personnel remain subject to unit command authority and decisions. Please stay tuned to this station for updated information as it becomes available.

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Major General General Brian C. Lein, Commanding General U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School, U.S. Army Health Readiness Center of Excellence, and Command Sergeant Major Buck O’Neal had the honor of recognizing Soldiers and civilians for their outstanding support during the 2017 Command Sergeant Major Jack L. Clark Jr. Best Medic Competition.

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Below is a graphic with the competition score sheet. We apologize for the late post as we were caught up with taskers.

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A lot of people have asked for high resolution photos from the competition. We've uploaded copies to the Army Medicine Flickr site and also DVIDS,…/armymedic…/albums/72157689045541944

Soldiers compete in the Best Medic Competition held at Camp Bullis, TX from 28 Oct-2 Nov 2017.
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Staff Sgt. Joseph M. Rangel and Staff Sgt. Richard Philbin representing the 75th Ranger Regiment won the punishing 72-hour Army Best Medic Competition at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and Camp Bullis, Texas.

If you couldn't see the award ceremony in person, AMEDD TV captured the event. Take a look.

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This year's Army Best Medic Competition was themed after WWI. AMEDD TV and the AMEDD Museum produced this video recognizing the bravery and sacrifices of our...

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Mike's AAR Notes for Candidates:

You are all to be very proud of the hard work and dedicated spirit to the craft of being a warrior that you displayed. You stepped up and put forth an effort worthy of the best of the best. No team was so good they outpaced the rest and the final score rested on seconds between teams. All teams and yes, those who were removed for physical injury, were obviously the best the Army Medical Community has. With that said -

1. I said I like a cheat because War has no rules. And we as the US Army pride ourselves on not following rules to accomplish the one objective expected of us, to close with and kill the enemy. But, bottom line: Do not cheat... and if you are caught, do not lie about it.
2. Do not hand off items you are signed for to unknown people wondering through the lane.
3. If either of these things does happen, accept the consequences and either carry an equalizer or leave the contest. (If I can prove you are cheating you will be sent home)
4. Train to shoot
5. Train to move
6. Train to communicate
7. Train to save
8. Ignore your self-imposed limits
9. Learn to support the force in the fight and how to employ your forces to treat, retrieve and evacuate casualties from the furthest forward locations through all of the levels of care. Simple... K.I.S.S....
10. Learn to report to a board even if you are an officer... you might need to train someone to do it someday. Drill and Ceremony (D&C) still matters.

...and finally, a note to Command Teams (or to you when you are a member of the command teams), if it applies to you then accept your responsibility, if not, then you know it - Do not send people just because they are the only ones available, only ones who volunteered, or the only ones whom you trust not to embarrass you. It is obvious and makes this contest less than a true "Army Best Medic" contest. You owe it to the team you send to train them and give them support. It is obvious when you do not engage with them. And... that is not how we take care of troops.

The level of Expert Warriors I have met during this and the last three years while running this contest has been not only impressive but truly humbling. I now know this Army to be in great hands, for when we eventually hand them the reins of our great responsibility they will answer with dedication, tenacity, and clarity of force. This responsibility of caring for America's finest by training these Best Medic Warriors to respond to and make sense out of the chaos of war is paramount to our future success. We need to foster this contest to demonstrate our resolve to excellence. We must convince the America that none can care for our wounded better. This contest provides an avenue to do this.

Thank you for allowing me to care for and test your Soldiers. And Medics, thank you for trusting me enough to give your best.

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