Medic of the Year

The Special Operations Medical Association Medic of the Year Award annually recognizes a special operations medic who, during the preceding calendar year, has demonstrated unwavering dedication to the art and science of special operations medicine via gallant actions and/or via advancement of research, education, and/or clinical practice.

Nomination deadline:  Friday, May 14

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to nominate a Medic of the Year. Only online nominations are accepted.  See below for Eligibility.

The SOMA Scholarship and Awards Committee, in conjunction with the SOMA Board of Directors, will select a single recipient as the SOMA Medic of the Year.  The award will be presented during the annual Scientific Assembly.

The SOMA Medic of the Year will receive:

  • Complimentary registration to attend the Scientific Assembly;
  • Free SOMA membership for the coming year, and
  • A plaque to commemorate this achievement.


  • The individual being nominated for award (Nominee) is not required to be a SOMA member
  • Nominee must be a Medic with special operations qualification(s), either military or civilian
  • The nominated activity must have occurred during the preceding calendar year (01 Jan - 31 Dec). For example, the 2021 Medic of the Year activity must have occurred 20200101-20201231
  • Nomination(s) and all supporting material(s) must be submitted by the deadline (00:00 hrs on 14 May)
  • The individual submitting the nomination (Nominator) must be a current SOMA member
  • For more information contact Joey Hernandez, SOMA's Scholarship and Awards Committee Chair