SGT Suraj Dave

SGT Suraj Dave

Dates of Service: Sep 2009 - Dec 2013
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  • PVT
  • PV2
  • PFC Sep 09
  • SPC Sep 11
  • SGT May 13

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I joined the U.S. Army September 2009. I served for 4 years and deployed twice to Afghanistan. December 2013 I Honorably discharged. I began attending college at Penn State on my G.I. Bill in 2014. May 2018 I graduated with by Bachelors of Science in Bio Behavioral Health from Penn State. August 2018 I began Medical School at St James School of Medicine.

Military Experiences

May 2013 - Dec 2013
1st BCT
Squad Leader / Senior Platoon Medic
- Served in this position while deployed to Afghanistan - Maintained 100% Accountability of $ 2,000,000 worth of Equipment - Served as Truck Commander in Addition to Senior Medic - Received 2 ARCOM's in this position - Proposed and applied a new approach to clinical documentation which eventually became SOP
May 2012 - Aug 2013
1st BCT
Senior Platoon Medic
- Personally chosen by Commander for this position in QRF - Served in this position in Garrison and Deployed to Afghanistan - Served as Driver and Gunner in addition Senior Medic duties - Received Hero Of The Battle citation from Commanding General - Received 3 AAM's and GCM in this position
May 2010 - May 2012
1st BCT
Battalion Medic
- Served in this position Deployed to Afghanistan and in Garrison - Worked in a Role 2 Battalion aid station in addition to Combat Patrols - Developed a comprehensive understanding of clinical notes and trauma care - Received 2 AAM's, 1 ARCOM, and CMB in this position.
Dec 2009 - Apr 2010
C Co
68w Student
- Received EMT Basic - Became proficient in Pre Hospital Trauma Care - Gained a basic understanding in Pharmacology - Became proficient in Medical Documentation


(1 year, 10 months)
Nov 2012 - Jul 2013
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) - Afghanistan
Senior Medic/Squad Leader - Served as the Senior Medic in the base QRF (Quick Reaction Force) platoon. In this position I conducted medical training, was in charge of the platoon's medical supplies, Rendering aid to casualties during engagements, and serving as driver and gunner when called upon. After promotion to SGT I became a Truck Commander.
May 2010 - May 2011
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) - Afghanistan
Battalion Medic - Worked in a role 2 battalion aid station, side by side with an FST (Forward Surgical Team). I wrote clinical notes for Sick Call Patients, Assisted in Medical Evacuations, and participated in various Combat Patrols.

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools
Foreign Language Skills



Security Clearance

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

2018 - 2022

Saint James School Of Medicine


2014 - 2018

Pennsylvania State University

Bachelor's Degree, Public Health