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This is the first printing of this publication. The EFMB was established in June as a Department of the Army DA special skill award for the recognition of exceptional competence and outstanding performance by field medical personnel. Made of oxidized silver, the badge consists of a litter, placed horizontally, behind a caduceus with the cross of the Geneva Convention at the junction of the wings.

This pam standardizes EFMB requirements and testing procedures. This pam also governs the qualifications for the EFMB and prescribes new, standardized, written, and specific performance tests. Required and related publications and prescribed and referenced forms are listed in Appendix A.

Abbreviations and special terms used in this publication are explained in Appendix B. Recognizes qualified AMEDD personnel who demonstrate a high degree of professional skill, stamina, and proficiency. Promotes esprit de corps. It provides an incentive for greater effort by AMEDD personnel and a badge of excellence that is recognized worldwide by the total Army.


Other service and allied candidates must be either medical personnel or serving in comparable medical positions. This includes all MOSs in the career management field.

Alternate events are not authorized. Soldiers with medical profiles prohibiting participation in any of the three events are ineligible to compete. The certification must be valid through the test-end date. Commanders of the following types of units, in the grade of lieutenant colonel or above, are qualified to administer the EFMB test as a host unit: Army Reserve, and Army National Guard table of organization and equipment and table of distribution and allowances medical units. All units approved to administer the EFMB test are subject to a validation or standardization review.

Test board members must be awardees of the EFMB. At a minimum, the emergency medical treatment task evaluators must be awardees of the EFMB. The TCO may assist the test board chairperson regarding Armywide issues and results.

This will help to ensure a better training environment and utilization of training resources. Army Reserve and Army National Guard units prior to the anticipated test-start date. Ensures that combat lanes are set up IAW paragraph A copy for reproduction purposes is located at the back of this pam. Ensure that combat lanes are set up IAW paragraph 3 The test board chairperson will provide lane concept and flow.

Candidates must have been trained in the prevention of heat-related injuries IAW the U. To host an EFMB test, the unit must have a minimum of 50 eligible candidates. Commanders not having 50 eligible candidates are encouraged to consolidate testing with organizations on the same or adjacent installations.

However, units in remote locations having fewer than 50 eligible candidates may request an exception to policy. The EFMB test requires a large commitment of equipment and personnel; therefore, every effort should be made to conserve resources and allow maximum participation of qualified personnel.


Figure 2 -1 is an example of the request memorandum. The request must be submitted in this format. Upon approval to host the EFMB, the TCO will forward a WT packet, consisting of one copy of the following, to the test board chairperson not later than 30 days prior to the test-start date: Upon receipt, the test board chairperson inventories the contents of the WT packet. He or she completes the statement of receipt and returns it to the TCO within 4 days. A test board member must take the test prior to its administration to the candidates.

A test board member reproduces one copy of the WT and answer sheet for each candidate. Within 2 days of completing the WT, the test board chairperson personally supervises the destruction of the original and all copies of the WT and answer key.

He or she then signs the statement of destruction and returns it to the TCO within 1 week after destruction is accomplished. Unit or individual file copies of the WT and answer keys are not 35010. The TCO uses this information to compile Armywide statistical data for use in test analysis.

The test board chairperson is responsible for securing WT materials. Functions required in establishing and maintaining test security may be delegated to a test board member. Security measures are established by all elements where EFMB test materials are handled, administered, or stored. Security procedures must ensure close supervision of all phases of test receipt, storage, security, duplication, issue, administration, scoring, and destruction.

When not in transit or pak use, test materials are stored in a locked room or container, accessible only to authorized individuals. Only persons whose duties require access to test materials have keys and combinations to storage facilities. Test-scoring keys are not stored with the test amsddc&s and blank answer sheets.

Units approved to conduct the EFMB test are subject to a validation or standardization review. Upon arrival, the TCO identifies himself or herself to the test board chairperson. The TCO validates the host unit by ameddd&s some or qmeddc&s aspects of the test and will not interfere with standardization or testing unless a deviation is observed.

The TCO reports deviations to the test board chairperson for correction. If necessary, the TCO may halt standardization or testing until the deviation is resolved. Every effort will be made to preserve test integrity and continuity. Exception to policy requests concerning test content should be 350-01 scrutinized prior to submission.

AMEDDC&S Pam 350-10 Training Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB) Test

Send requests to the address in paragraph c. During the test period, the test board chairperson conducts a rebuttal board daily. A minimum of three test board members vote. Candidates must be given the opportunity to appear before the board to present verbally, or in writing, their reasons for the rebuttal. Evaluators will appear before the board to support their position. The decision of the test board is final. No other references are required.

Copies are also forwarded to the TCO and the awardee. A certificate of training may be awarded to candidates who completed all EFMB test requirements, but failed to receive a passing score. The test board chairperson will determine the number of training hours to be awarded to these soldiers.


To qualify for the EFMB, candidates must have successfully completed the eligibility requirements in paragraph In addition, they must successfully complete the required number of tasks in each of the eight critical performance areas in paragraphs through 3 Some tasks and performance measures have time standards.

These time standards are for test administering purposes only. Test board members, evaluators, and candidates must ensure that they are using the most current EFMB material.

The TCO furnishes changes to tasks, conditions, and standards to the test board prior to training or testing. Changes are also posted on the EFMB website www. The EFMB test is designed to be both physically and mentally challenging.

The test, to include the written portion, is conducted in 5 consecutive days hours. If additional time amedc&s needed, the host unit commander will request an exception to policy IAW paragraph All performance testing is conducted in a field environment. The WT, however, may be administered in a garrison environment. Candidates must bivouac in tents during the entire test period. Testing must be conducted IAW this pam. Training prior to the test period is the responsibility of 350-0 candidate’s chain of command.

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Inconsistencies in, or improper unit training prior to the test period are not grounds for rebuttal. If the host unit elects to conduct a standardization week prior to testing, it is imperative that the test board chairperson accomplishes validation requirements prior to standardization week.

Candidates are required to carry all of the equipment in Tableto include the rucksack, to the start point of all lanes, but not during the testing of tasks. The test board chairperson will determine which lanes he or she wishes to be negotiated with rucksack worn, except as follo ws: The field uniform is not required for this task. Pyrotechnics, smoke, opposing force activity, realistic moulage, and anatomic simulators are used extensively to enhance realistic conditions.

Combat lanes will include mission-related tasks using reaction-style testing. Common task training, station, and round-robin style testing will not be used at any time. These tasks may also be integrated before or after, but not during, the emergency medical treatment and LOC events.

The test board chairperson will determine sequencing of the tasks on all combat lanes, ensuring a logical flow of events. The land navigation, mile foot march, and WT events will not be in a battlefield scenario or combat lane setup. The figures in this chapter list the performance standards for each task.

They are provided as formats to be used by the evaluators. Candidates may use them in preparing for hands-on task testing.

In some cases, there are different figures provided for the same tasks. The different figures are included to illustrate the difference in standards and performance measures between the different types of equipment.