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TravDiesel
10-15-2016, 03:46
I am 33 y/o with 4 children and am a Paramedic student with 10+ years as an EMT-B, ER Tech and Phlebotomist. I would love, nothing more to, at least, try out for SF and earn the right to earn the title of a Special Forces Medic (18D). I have a clean background but I have had several medical diagnoses that could disqualify my from getting clearance. Any insight and advice would be appreciated and taken to heart. I do have a civilian career as an EMT in a busy 911 system (PT). However, I would put all of that on hold for the chance to, at the very least, try out for SF. Thank you all for your time.
Travis

Eagle5US
10-15-2016, 06:54
Google search AR (Army Regulation) 40-501, Standards of Medical Fitness. Download and search within the regulation for your various conditions and within the chapter for Airborne / Ranger / Special Forces, see if they are waiverable or disqualifying.
Waivers can be applied for within a limited scope, subject to the Special Warfare Center and School Surgeon's review.

Hope this helps, thank you for your service to your community.

TravDiesel
10-16-2016, 23:31
I checked the regulations using google and I would be disqualified for my past conditions, unfortunately. I appreciate the help very much. I also appreciate the thanks very much and am extremely humbled by it. Thank you for your service to our great country and have a great night, Sir.
Travis

Team Sergeant
10-18-2016, 10:16
I am 33 y/o with 4 children and am a Paramedic student with 10+ years as an EMT-B, ER Tech and Phlebotomist. I would love, nothing more to, at least, try out for SF and earn the right to earn the title of a Special Forces Medic (18D). I have a clean background but I have had several medical diagnoses that could disqualify my from getting clearance. Any insight and advice would be appreciated and taken to heart. I do have a civilian career as an EMT in a busy 911 system (PT). However, I would put all of that on hold for the chance to, at the very least, try out for SF. Thank you all for your time.
Travis

All the SF gent's are Phlebotomists! ;) I was amazed when our Sr. media told me to assist in giving shots. OK, easy to do and I gave shots. Then learned to give IV's, as an 18B, I know, pretty crazy huh. And as an 18B we didn't "take" blood, unless of course you include "spilling" it........;)