TRADOC News Features
Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division are shown some of the equipment that they use during everyday tasks and learn how an exoskeleton can help. Several key organizations recently came together to advance exoskeleton technology for the Soldier during an intensive three-day Operations and Maneuver and Technology Interchange meeting. Soldier feedback played a key role in the event.
Exoskeleton event brings teams together to advance exoskeleton technology
By RDECOM Soldier Center Public Affairs | Dec. 13, 2018
Several key organizations recently came together to advance exoskeleton technology for the Soldier during an intensive three-day Operations and Maneuver and Technology Interchange meeting.

Sgt. Russel Tumaliun, 68W, combat medic with the 566th Area Support Medical Company at Fort Hood, Texas, straps a simulated causality into a Kendrick Extraction Device at the Expert Field Medical Badge test event at Camp Bullis, Texas, hosted by the 32d Medical Brigade. The badge is intended for qualified Army medical personnel who demonstrate a high degree of professional skills, stamina, and proficiency in Soldier and Army Medicine tasks, while other services' medical personnel, including foreign services, can and have competed to earn the EFMB.
The Army increases standards, rigor for the Expert Field Medical Badge
By Tish Williamson | Dec. 13, 2018
The Army added heightened eligibility requirements for the Expert Field Medical Badge Competition to increase unit readiness and elevate medical capability within the operational force. The EFMB Test Control Office (TCO) recently unveiled several enhancements to the EFMB testing standards in the latest U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School, Health Readiness Center of Excellence (AMEDDCS HRCoE) PAM 350-10. While the badge is intended for qualified Army medical personnel who demonstrate a high degree of professional skills, stamina, and proficiency in Soldier and Army Medicine tasks, other services' medical personnel, including foreign services, can and have competed to earn the EFMB.

Brig. Gen. David M. Hodne, commandant, U.S. Army Infantry School, U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence, in Ft. Benning, Ga, and director of the U.S. Army's Soldier Lethality Cross Functional Team, is briefed  by Albert Adams on different types of combat boots inside the Footwear Performance Lab, a footwear project engineer for the U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command Soldier Center during a recent visit to the Natick Soldier Systems Center, Natick, Mass., in order to learn more about recent efforts in technology development and human performance optimization. (Courtesy Photo by Jeffrey Sisto)
Exploring Soldier lethality, protection and performance optimization at Natick
By NSRDEC Public Affairs | Dec. 13, 2018
Brig. Gen. David M. Hodne, commandant, U.S. Army Infantry School, U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence, Ft. Benning, Ga., recently visited the Natick Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Mass., to learn more about recent efforts in technology development and human performance optimization.
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