Navy Special Amphibious Reconnaissance Corpsman – SARCTony wyaad December 16, 2019 100 Comments
I want to be part of an elite unit, always being prepared for literally
anything that happens. Learn medicine. Jump out of planes. Dive. That seems cool. You can work with any special operations unit that the Navy or Marine Corps has to offer. They started bringing over SARCS to work with
the Marine special operation teams. We are Navy attached to Marine Corps. From the time you come up and lay hands on the patient ’til you get them evacuated is 21 minutes. You have a patient right in front of you, but let’s look at the 50,000 foot view. What else is going on tactically. What else is going on with the team. Where is this patient currently being held? Is he inside of a building? Is he out in the open? Can we improve our tactical situation? Are we sending out reports enough in time? Has the bird left? Are we sending reports up to the bird? What altitude are they going to? Is it pressurized? So being the only Navy person with a group of Marines is definitely an interesting dynamic. The most unique quality of being a SARC is the ability to transition back and forth between being a professional medical provider and a professional gun fighter, all in the same day. It’s definitely the adrenaline pumping. Looking at your own life and disregarding it to help everybody else around you… it’s addicting to me.