MOS 18D Special Forces Medical Sergeant Duty Descriptions

Special Forces Medical Sergeant

Assumes responsibility for ensuring the medical readiness of the detachment prior to deployment. Orders, stores, and distributes medical and dental supplies, equipment, and medicine. Provides medical evaluation, care, and treatment to allied and indigenous personnel. Operates a combat laboratory and offers medical assistance to emergency and trauma patients. Arranges and facilitates medical evacuations when necessary. Provides care to team members and establishes temporary medical facilities to support operations. Diagnoses and treats medical conditions using appropriate medications. Collects and disseminates medical intelligence to support mission objectives.

Special Forces Medical Sergeant

Serves as a Junior Medical Sergeant within a Special Forces Operational Detachment-Alpha (SFODA) specializing in Military Freefall (MFF). The SFODA conducts Special Operations in support of USNORTHCOM/USSOUTHCOM and USCENTCOM theater objectives. Responsible for supervising, planning, and leading Special Operations medical, dental, and veterinary techniques for U.S. and Partner Nation Forces up to battalion level. Executes duties during Foreign Internal Defense (FID), Special Reconnaissance (SR), Direct Action (DA), and Unconventional Warfare (UW) missions. Maintains equipment valued at over $950,000 for the detachment. Possesses proficiency in the Spanish language.

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