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WAMC Medical Library and Learning Resource Center: Combat Medic Specialist (68W)

Welcome to the Womack Army Medical Center Medical Library

What is a 68W Combat Medic?

According to Go Army, the 68W Combat Medic is primarily responsible for providing emergency medical treatment at point of wounding on the battlefield, limited primary care, and health protection and evacuation from a point of injury or illness.

Job Duties:

  • Administer emergency medical treatment to battlefield casualties
  • Assist with outpatient and inpatient care and treatment
  • Instruct Soldier's on Combat Lifesaver/First Responder training course
  • Manage Soldier's medical readiness, medical supplies and equipment

Helpful Skills:

  • Enjoy helping and caring for others
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work under stressful conditions
  • Interest in chemistry, biology, psychology, general science and algebra
  • High attention to detail

68W Useful Links

68W Journals

Combat Medic One Station Unit Training

68W eBooks

82nd Airborne certifies first class of Army's new Expeditionary Combat Medic course

AMEDD Center & School Health Readiness Center of Excellence

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Womack Army Medical Center

2817 Reilly Road

Fort Bragg, NC 28310

6th Floor, Room C61013-1


Monday-Thursday: 0730-1600

Friday: 0730-1530


(910) 907-7323-currently working from home. 

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