For Green Beret medics, it’s not always about treating life-threatening wounds on a blood-stained battlefield.
Sometimes it’s about caring for common injuries, such as a mild ankle sprain. Or medics may even be faced with helping an ailing village goat in a country where livestock are treated like family members.
For the past five years, a program at Colorado State University has helped provide additional training in veterinary medicine, sports medicine and other areas to medics from the U.S. Army’s 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) in Colorado Springs. The 25th medic from Fort Carson completed the Medical Proficiency Training program this spring.