Posted on Aug 7, 2018
PVT Toby Poole
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I was always curious about this. I often times will see Medics working in EMS/Hospitals, or MPs working in civilian LE. I always wondered though, just how many of you out there do something completely different than your military job? Like a Medic being a Police Officer, an MP working in EMS, an SF guy working in finance, a human resources specialist being a musician, etc.

Mainly asking because when I reenlist I was really thinking about continuing as a 68W and maybe trying out to be an 18D one day, but I really want to work in Law Enforcement on the civilian side. I have a passion for both fields, but (and this might sound dumb) a part of me always thought people might think it's strange or wasteful to have two jobs that have no correlation. I think I just want some reassurance that I'm making the right choice and that it's not going to cause any issues to want to work in both fields at the same time as weird as that might sound.
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So I’m a 11B and I work for the Texas Highway Patrol, but I also have a EMT Certification for the NREMT(same one you get at AIT for 68W). I get to do aid on crashes that I report to cause I usually get there before the EMS unit does. With your Combat Medic background, you should take the test to certify yourself as a TR-C (Tactical Responser Certification). You apply for the test all you need is a EMT basic certification as a prerequisite. So If you are in shape and do your time, the SWAT teams like ours have specialty Tac Medics assigned who also are peace officers.

https://www.ibscertifications.org/certifications
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I actually had no idea about this, I'm going to look into it right now, thank you SSG!
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Yeah no problem.
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Infantry officer and finance career
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I'm Preventive Medicine for the Army and a phlebotomist for my civilian employment.
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