I'm already at my permanent duty station and didn't volunteer during boot, a school, or FMSS, and I simply know very little to nothing about RECON Corpsman. I was wondering if anybody had a good amount of information about it or knew a source that could help answer some questions. Basically I only know what comes up on google, like the pipeline and such. I have a lot of questions, such as how manned they are, if you have to sign an extension if you have 4 years left on your contract, other questions of that sort. Any help would be appreciated.
SARC is about 50% of desired manning. (It was 53% in 2003, but I think it is 47% in 2007) You must have a minimum service commitment upon completion of training. I think it is currently 24 months remaining after the 18 month pipeline but I could be wrong. Wouldn't be the first time.
A few keywords to Google/Yahoo so you can learn all you need & more:
. - Special Amphibious Reconnaissance Corpsman (SARC)
. - Special Forces Medical Sergeant Course (SFMS)
. - Special Operations Combat Medic (SOCM)
. - Reconnaissance Independent Duty Corpsman (RIDC)
. - Fleet Marine Force Reconnaissance Technician
. - Recon Tech
. - NEC 8427
. - NEC 8403
. - Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC)
. - Recruit, Screen, Assess and Selection (RSAS)
. - Assessment and Selection Course (A/S or A&S)
. - Reconnaissance Marines Awaiting Training (RMAT)
. - Reconnaissance Indoctrination Program (RIP)
. - Basic Reconnaissance Course (BRC)
. - Naval Special Warfare (NSW) - don't forget SEAL & SWCC programs (NSW is continually looking for top-notch HMs (male/female) to work in NSW and deploy in support of NSW operations world-wide.)
To restrict searches to military websites:
(Don't forget to search Corpsman.com too)
The Special Operations Combat Medic (SOCM) preparatory course is a 75 credit-hour Army correspondence course offered by the AMEDD C&S, Ft. Sam Houston, TX. This five-module course will review basic math and teach pharmaceutical calculations, as well as introduce you to basic human anatomy/physiology and medical terminology. It is not required, but it is highly recommended.
081-MD0006 Basic Human Anatomy
081-MD0007 Basic Human Physiology
081-MD0010 Basic Medical Terminology
081-MD0802 Pharmacology Calculations
081-MD0900 Basic Math
To enroll go to https://www.atrrs.army.mil/default.asp
Active duty Navy corpsmen willing to accept the challenge of joining MARSOC are encouraged to contact the Marine Special Operations School (MSOS) at 910-450-2720 / 2721 (DSN 750-2720 / 2721) or e-mail at MSOS.A&S@USMC.mil, or for more information about MARSOC, visit them online at http://www.marsoc.usmc.mil
For you in Okinawa, call the 3rd Recon Bn Aid Station at 625-2525 for more info and to get the ball rolling after you've done a little homework. Or start your research by talking to one of their Doc's.
Last edited by HMC-FMF-PJ; 08-29-2007 at 01:59.
Wow. This is the ultimate resource.