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News | March 17, 2023

U.S. Navy Corpsman Earns Challenging Expert Field Medical Badge, takes “Top Doc”

By Ricardo Reyes-Guevara

Bethesda, Maryland (Mar. 17, 2023) – Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Weston Moore, assigned to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), earned the U.S. Army Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB) and earned “Top Doc” by finishing with the highest score.

The EFMB is a special skill award that recognizes exceptional competence and outstanding performance by Army field medical personnel. A total of three personnel from WRNMMC were awarded the badge.

“Earning the EFMB highlights how prepared and dedicated our servicemembers are to providing care,” said U.S. Navy Capt. Drew Bigby, Director, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. HM3 Moore earning top honors during this event further proves of how professional our teams are at Walter Reed and the Defense Health Agency.”

To earn this badge, members must conduct extensive training and successfully complete a grueling multi-day course. The EFMB test is the utmost challenge to the professional competence and physical endurance of the Soldier medic. It is the most sought-after peacetime award in the Army Medical Department, and while the Combat Medical Badge is the "portrait of courage" in wartime, the Expert Field Medical Badge is undoubtedly the "portrait of excellence" in the Army all the time.

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