Senior Counterpart to the Combat lifesaver. The Platoon Medic is the Medic who is grouped with the Platoon Headquarters at the start of a mission. The Platoon Medic has several responsibilities above and beyond what a normal Combat Medic has, and is considered to be the senior Medic in any given mission.
Platoon Medics are military personnel who have been trained and who are responsible for providing first aid on the battlefield, they are also responsible for providing continuing medical care in the absence of a readily available physician, including care for disease and battle injury, they are concerned first and foremost with the welfare of their subordinates therefore Platoon Medics leave the fighting to the infantry, instead focusing on patching up the wounded and getting them back into the fight. Platoon Medics should only fire their weapon in self-defense, or in the defense of the wounded.
Platoon Medics can set up a Platoon Aid Station, which should be situated in the middle of the platoon's defense, close to equidistant from each squad.
The PAS will serve two primary purposes:
- it will allow for the Platoon HQ element to receive medical care furthest away from the fighting.
- it will allow for all platoon members an alternate place to get medical attention if their Squad Aid Station is compromised or otherwise unusable.
The primary weapon of the Platoon Medic is providing medical aid, and he carries an assault rifle such as a M4, M4A1, AKM, AK-74.