Consistent with Commander Defence Force, Commodore Raymond King’s strategic objective of developing a professional and high performance workforce, Marines of the RBDF Medical Facility, Petty Officers Charlon Johnson and Laurell Farrington and Leading Seaman Deangelo Bain have recently returned home after successful completion of the Combat Medical Course at the Fort Sam Houston Medical Base, San Antonio, Texas.The intensive course, which totaled sixteen weeks, was conducted in three phases: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Whiskey 1 and Field Training. Participants were sponsored through the International Military Education Training (IMET) scheme, which is provided through the United States Embassy.The EMT segment of the course included subject matter on the role of an EMT, trauma and patient assessment, emergency scenarios and shock management. Participants were introduced to minor surgical procedures, advanced airway techniques and life support skills. Course participants were also familiarized in administering intravenous therapy and injections and the proper assessment and diagnoses of patients.The Combat Medical Specialist Course is designed for medical specialists to administer patient care to wounded comrades while on the battlefield. The series of instruction included the treatment of patients and the assessment of casualties. After conducting theoretical and practical classes at Fort Sam Houston US Army Medical School, a one-week simulated field exercise was conducted at the US Army Camp Bullis, San Antonio, Texas. There, participants learnt patrolling maneuvers, the operations of a Battalion Aid Station, Prolonged Casualty Care, Mass Casualty Triage, treatments, and evacuations while being in a simulated war environment before testing their acquired knowledge of the information learnt during the course.The newly certified Combat Medic’s acquired knowledge will be used to further advance the RBDF Medical Facility in a steadily progressive medical field where continued training is necessary. The RBDF facility is currently under the command of Lieutenant Commander Derwin Johnson, Force Medical Doctor. The Royal Bahamas Defence Force extends a Bravo Zulu to these Medics and is grateful to international partnerships that enable service men and woman to carry out their duties effectively. The Royal Bahamas Defence remains committed to the pursuit of excellence while Guarding our Heritage.