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EMT-B to Army 68W or Navy Corpsman

Discussion in 'Military/Tactical/Wilderness EMS' started by TeePee91, Aug 15, 2017.

  1. TeePee91

    TeePee91 Forum Ride Along

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    Hello Everyone,

    I'm new to this forum and I'm looking for some current feed back. I'm enrolling in the EMT-B program here at the local Community College, I'm 25 and still interested in enlisting in either Army or Navy. Would enlisting with this certification and experience be of any benefit towards 68W AIT or Corpsman A-School? Aside from getting a qualifying score on the ASVAB.

    Thanks
     
  2. CALEMT

    CALEMT The Other Guy/ Paramaybe?

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    The knowledge would help and the understanding of basic anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology wouldn't hurt. If you have your NREMT when you enlist you'll still go through the training because the military wants to train you their way and their way only. So essentially you'd be going thought EMT school all over again with the exception of adding a few things.
     
  3. TeePee91

    TeePee91 Forum Ride Along

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    Thanks for the response. I'll keep that in mind as I continue through the process.
     
  4. Medic27

    Medic27 Forum Lieutenant

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    You will of course have to retake the army's version some good differences
    ABC (EMT) - Airway Breathing Circulation
    ABC (68W) - Airway Bleeding Circulation

    It should be lots of fun! :) Good luck!
     
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  5. EpiEMS

    EpiEMS Forum Deputy Chief

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    As @CALEMT said, if you have your NREMT, you can skip the EMT portion of the 68W AIT. You may also be able to enlist at an advanced rank (E4 - Specialist) through ACASP.

    This is all from Google-Fu, not personal experience.
     
  6. Medic27

    Medic27 Forum Lieutenant

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    Really? I talked with a recruiter awhile back and he said I would have to take the whole medic course there.
     
  7. EpiEMS

    EpiEMS Forum Deputy Chief

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    That's surprising - I was under the impression that if you have your NREMT (or NRAEMT or NRP), you do not have to take the first six weeks (or so) of it.

    See an example here.
     
  8. Medic27

    Medic27 Forum Lieutenant

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    That's what I thought, who knows maybe the recruiter was full of it. Anyways OP might check with your area recruiter just to be sure.
     
  9. RocketMedic

    RocketMedic Fancy Book Learnin'

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    Unless something big has changed, an NREMT or above can opt to skip the first nine weeks of AIT. Some do, some don't. You essentially go straight into "whiskey phase", where they start talking about IVs and the like. If you've little or no experience and/or you lack confidence, do yourself a favor and sit through the whole thing.

    You'd likely come in as an E2 or E3. Barring a significant amount of college credits, it's rare to get E4 coming into the Army and essentially impossible in the Navy.
     
  10. EpiEMS

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    Interesting - I think with a bachelors you come in as an E4?
     
  11. RocketMedic

    RocketMedic Fancy Book Learnin'

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    Yes. A bachelor's gets you E4. Some trade education may also help activate the process, but it's generally associated with college credit. Although from an income perspective, if you've got the bachelor's and the desire, why not try for an officer's commission?
     
  12. CALEMT

    CALEMT The Other Guy/ Paramaybe?

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    This I did not know. Interesting.
     
  13. EpiEMS

    EpiEMS Forum Deputy Chief

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    Fair point!
     
  14. Jim37F

    Jim37F Forum Deputy Chief

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    I remember a few guys having E4 in my BCT class, I think I remember them saying they had an Associated degree, not a Bachelor's?
     
  15. EpiEMS

    EpiEMS Forum Deputy Chief

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  16. MackTheKnife

    MackTheKnife RN, EMT-P

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    Navy Corpsman, no tangible benefit other than having prior knowledge. No extra pay, benefits, etc.

    Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
     
  17. Jim37F

    Jim37F Forum Deputy Chief

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    that was also back in 2007, so yeah, stuffs prob (definitely) changed since then lol

    So yeah OP, check with the recruiters for actual up to date current info, otherwise you can get old out of date, no longer applicable information
     
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  18. EpiEMS

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  19. LanceCorpsman

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    If you have your EMT, you can skip the first phase of corpsman A-school.

    68W and corpsman are very different. As a corpsman, you have the opportunity to go to C-schools and get your RRT, MLT, X-ray, etc. And you could be working anywhere from a ship, hospital, clinic, or infantry. I went to field medical training battalion and got my 8404 and worked with the marines.

    Don't trust a word that a recruiter says to you. Let me know if you want any more info.
     
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  20. Luno

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    IIRC, you can still enlist in the Army as an E-4 if you have your NREMT cert...
     

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