The Lifeline of Special Operations

In the Special Operations environment, Recon IDCs are the only enlisted medical provider in the U.S. military.

Recon IDCs conduct full spectrum special operations missions for USMC Reconnaissance and U.S. Special Operations Command units globally. 

As a team member of these elite groups, Recon IDC’s perform challenging duties in direct action, special reconnaissance, foreign internal defense, unconventional/irregular warfare, demolitions, diving and airborne operations. While being trained and able to provide advanced trauma, clinical, veterinary, anesthesia and limited surgical care in contested and austere environments.

These are the basic qualifications – there are even more qualifications opportunities post-pipeline 

 Open Circuit (SCUBA)
• Closed Circuit diving systems (MK25 Mod 2)
• Basic Parachutist (Static-line)
• Basic Life Support (BLS)
• Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
• Pediatric Educations for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP)
• National Registered Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic (NREMT-P)
• Special Operations – Advanced Tactical Paramedic (SO-ATP)

• Hospital Corpsman Basic and Strength & Conditioning Program (75 days) – San Antonio, TX
• Field Medical Training Battalion-West (59 days) – Camp Pendleton, CA
• Reconnaissance Training Assessment Program (33 days) – Camp Pendleton, CA
• Basic Reconnaissance Course (95 days) – Camp Pendleton, CA
• Survival Evasion Resistance Escape (SERE) School (12 days) – Multiple Locations
• U.S. Army Airborne School (21 days) – Ft. Benning, GA
• U.S. Marine Combatant Diver (MCD) course (51days) – Panama City, FL
• Amphibious Reconnaissance Corpsman (ARC) Course (37 days) – Panama City, FL
• Special Operations Combat Medic (SOCM) course (250 days) – Fort Bragg, NC
• Special Operations Independent Duty Corpsman (SOIDC) course (96 days) – Fort Bragg, NC

• Enlistment Bonus*
• Jump (Airborne) pay
• Dive pay
• Demolition Pay
• Special Duty Assignment Pay

Approximately $900 extra per month

*Upon successful completion of training