"The SARC/SOIDC provides medical and operational services for Fleet Marine Force Reconnaissance, Marine Corps Special Operations and other SOCOM units engaged in DA (Direct Action), COIN (Counter Insurgency), CT (Counter Terrorism), U/W (Unconventional Warfare), FID (Foreign Internal Defense), R/S (Reconnaissance and Surveillance) & SR (Special Reconnaissance) operations.
A SARC is the foundation of medicine within a platoon or team of Marines. Oftentimes they begin teaching their Marines basic trauma medicine within days of being assigned a platoon. They learn to hone all the skill-sets instilled in them throughout the pipeline and they adapt the mindset needed to thrive in a high-tempo operational environment with the men they’ll be deploying with all over the world. Learning the personalities of the various men in the team and building relationships with them is what truly gives the team its lethality. As a SARC becomes seasoned and competent in all the other aspects aside from medicine in the teams, he can be elected to attend advanced schools such as Ranger, Freefall, Sniper, Jumpmaster, etc. This is what every SARC aspires to as he grows in the team environment. But two or three years passes quickly, and often it is necessary to move up in the medical aspect of the profession because both NECs (Naval Enlisted Codes) are always undermanned and that ultimately affects mission-readiness for deploying Commanders." -SOFREP article "Special Amphibious Reconnaissance Corpsman: The Difficult Anytime, The Impossible By Appointment Only" by, Nick Coffman #recon #sniper #sarc #reconsniper #scoutsniper #specialamphibiousreconnaissancecorpsman #corpsman #doc #18D #socm #medic #marsoc #msob #recondo #forcerecon #usmc #marines #navy #amphibious #reconnaissance