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SSG(R) Adam Bardwell: Special Operations Medical Sergeant: Maintaining a Readiness Mindset

Adam currently serves as the Security Operations Supervisor at Global Rescue

In this episode, you will hear about the assessment and selection process for Special Forces medics and about the training that these medics receive and how this is put to the test in real-world situations such as deployments to the CENTCOM AOR as well as Africa. Adam talks about preparing for prolonged field care scenarios and other interesting training opportunities for Special Forces Medics. He points out many lessons learned from his experiences providing point of care treatment for combat casualties and how important it is to be able to maintain laser focus on the mission and have a shared mental model with the entire team. He also describes some challenges associated with transitioning from working with elite teams in the military to the civilian sector.

Adam served as a Special Forces Senior Medical Sergeant with the 3rd Special Forces Group Airbourne at Fort Bragg. In this role he was involved in maritime operations, unconventional warfare, foreign internal defense and special reconnaissance missions in support of CENTCOM and AFRICOM. He has a passion for readiness and resilience training and has worked tirelessly to assist units with prioritizing medical cross-training and making it “fun”.

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