A combat medic is a trained soldier who is responsible for providing first aid and frontline trauma care on the battlefield. A soldier is a general English term that refers to a member of a land component of National Armed forces. First aid is the provision of initial care for an Illness or Injury. Medicine is the art and science of healing It encompasses a range of Health care practices evolved to maintain and restore Human Health by the Also responsible for providing continuing medical care in the absence of a readily available physician, including care for disease and non battle injury. Combat medics are normally co-located with the combat troops they serve in order to easily move with the troops and monitor ongoing health.
Combat medics are officially known by a variety of names. In the United States Army, medics have often been called 68Ws since December of 2005. The United States Army is a military organization whose primary mission is to "provide necessary forces and capabilities. 68W (often pronounced as Six-Eight Whiskey using the phonetic alphabet) is the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS for the United States Army In the United States Navy, they are known as Corpsmen(NEC-0000), they attend formal boot camp, then attend corps. Hospital Corpsman (HM is a rating in the United States Navy and a member of the Navy's Hospital Corps school at RTC Great lakes, afterwards they can be volunteered or volunteer for Field Medical Service School, and fill the combat medic role of the United States Marine Corps, which does not have its own medical personnel. Combat Medical Technicians (CMTs) in the British Army are members of the Royal Army Medical Corps. The Combat Medical Technician (CMT is a Soldier with a specialist military trade within the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC of the British Army. The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. The Royal Army Medical Corps ( RAMC) is a specialist Corps in the British Army which provides Medical services to all British Army
In most armies, medics wear specific insignia, with a prominent Red Cross on a white background. The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is an International humanitarian movement with approximately 97 million volunteers worldwide who stated Islamic countries use a red crescent instead while Israeli medics wear the Magen David Adom (a red star of David on a white background). For other meanings including people named 'Islam' see Islam (disambiguation. The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is an International humanitarian movement with approximately 97 million volunteers worldwide who stated The Magen David Adom (מגן דוד אדום abbr MDA or Mada) is Israel 's national emergency medical, disaster, Ambulance The Star of David or Shield of David ( Magen David in Hebrew with nikkud or מגן דוד without academically transcribed Māḡēn Dāwīḏ by These symbols signify to enemy soldiers that the medic is a noncombatant, providing medical care. Non-combatant is a military and legal term describing Civilians not engaged in combat For many years, most medics have carried at least a side arm like the handgun and knife (and now, frequently a rifle, carbine or submachine gun), to be used as a defensive weapon. A side arm is a Firearm, usually a Pistol, which is worn on the body in a Holster to permit immediate access and use A rifle is a Firearm designed to be fired from the shoulder with a barrel that has a helical groove or pattern of grooves ("rifling" cut into the barrel walls A carbine is a Firearm similar to a Rifle or Musket, but generally shorter and of lesser power A submachine gun (SMG is a Firearm that combines the automatic fire of a Machine gun with the cartridge of a Pistol, and is A defensive weapon is a Personal weapon that is primarily intended for defending the user against an attacker Medical personnel may be armed, but may only use their weapons to protect themselves or the wounded and sick in their care. If they use their arms offensively (i. e. attacking or assaulting), or carry arms that qualify as offensive (such as a sniper rifle, machine gun or grenade launcher), they then sacrifice their protection under the Geneva Conventions. In Military and Law enforcement terminology a sniper rifle is a Rifle used to ensure Accurate placement of Bullets at longer For other uses of the phrase see Machine Gun (disambiguation. A grenade launcher is a Weapon that launches a Grenade with more accuracy higher velocity and to greater distances than a soldier could throw it by hand The Geneva Conventions consist of four Treaties formulated in Geneva, Switzerland, that set the standards for International law for humanitarian Generally, a medic holding his/her weapon is considered to be an armed, military threat. According to the Geneva Convention, knowingly firing at a medic wearing clear insignia is a war crime. War crimes are "violations of the laws or customs of war" including but not limited to "murder the ill-treatment or deportation of civilian residents of an occupied
During World War II (and before the implementation of the 1949 revision to the Geneva Convention made it illegal), there was an unwritten law of ethics between Allied and German forces whereby soldiers would not knowingly fire at a medic treating a wounded comrade. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Ethics is a major branch of Philosophy, encompassing right conduct and good life In general allies are people groups or nations that have joined together in an association for mutual benefit or to achieve some common purpose Wehrmacht (literally "defense force" was the name of the unified Armed forces of Germany from 1935 to 1945 This was in stark contrast to the policy of the Japanese forces, who regarded medics as primary targets, resulting in Allied medics removing or covering their insignia. The Imperial Japanese Army ( IJA) ( Kyūjitai: 大日本帝國陸軍 Shinjitai: ja 大日本帝国陸軍 Romaji: Dai-Nippon Teikoku