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Medical field is made up of trained medical Professionals from Medics to Doctors. Enlisted medical specialists will work firsthand with other medics and doctors to treat combat emergencies, stabilize wounded Soldiers and prepare them for evacuation. Vermont Army National Guard Medics are trained in triage, CPR, basic life support and emergency techniques. which makes them a great resource within their community.

The medical field also offers opportunities to conduct clinical tests as a laboratory specialist or dental assistant. During peacetime, Guard medical specialists offer much-needed international humanitarian and emergency response to the victims of local disaster.



Job training for soldiers in the Medical career field consists of ten weeks of Basic Combat Training plus Advanced Individual Training and on-the-job instruction ranging from 6-54 weeks, depending on your specialty. Whichever job you choose, your training will equip you to save lives and improve the health of soldiers and civilians, and help you prepare for a career in the healthcare field.



  • Service and maintain medical equipment with mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic, digital, optical and radiological principals
  • Figure out power and space requirements for medical equipment installations
  • Install medical equipment
  • Prepare and submit medical equipment reports

Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 41 weeks of Advanced Individual Training, including practice in repairing and replacing equipment parts. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part in the field.

Locations in Vermont Army National Guard

C Company (MED) 186th BSB: Winooski

The dental specialist is primarily responsible for assisting Army dentists in the examination and treatment of patients, as well as helping to manage dental offices.

Locations in Vermont Army National Guard

VTARNG Medical Detachment: Colchester