SOMA Committees offer an opportunity to gain and contribute hands on experience that directly contributes to the improvement of the organization. Participating in one of the below committees is an excellent way to engage with other SOF medical practitioners and share your skillset and expertise.
The call for volunteer is closed. Please watch for our call to open again in May 2023.
The Communications Committee works with staff to make sure there is relevent and up to date content on the SOMA website. Also, creating and sending communications through our social media platforms during the Scientific Assembly, membership renewals and any ongoing programs that SOMA has active.
Education and Training Committee
The Education Committee is responsible for curating and distributing educational content beyond the annual Scientific Assembly via our LMS. Also, for managing the LMS with staff and keeping the LMS site up to date.
The Historical Committee collects and maintains SOMA’s history for future generations dedicated to serving our country.
The International Committee serves as a conduit to exchange information between U.S. and international medics to advance the practice of SOF and tactical medicine.
The Membership Committee is responsible for assisting the association with the recruitment and retention of members and approving new membership applications. This committee also reviews and sets membership rates along with the board.
The Nominating Committee is a standing committee of the organization established by SOMA’s bylaws. The Committee shall prepare a slate of candidates for the election of Board of Directors each year, as specified in Article V., Section 1, and assist with the leadership development activities of the Association.
Outreach, Engagement and Development
The Outreach, Engagement and Development Committee is responsible for increasing the awareness of and participation with SOMA by other organizations, including vendors.
Prolonged Field Care
The Prolonged Field Care Committee oversees the PFC Working Group’s efforts to develop a forum for discussion, education and training, and suggests medical efforts to better prepare Special Operations Forces for medical and operational planning, and execution of medical evaluation, treatment and evacuation, of critical and serious casualties, managed in an austere environment.
Scholarship and Awards Committee
The SOMA Scholarship Fund was established to recognize the significant contributions enlisted SOF Medics have made to our country and to provide them with limited assistance to offset the costs of higher education. The Scholarship Committee reviews applications once a year for the Scholarship Fund Program and also the Medic of the Year applications. The applications are reviewed in the first quarter of the year before the Scientific Assembly.
Second Half Initiative
The Second Half Initiative Committee directs medic members to resources that will allow them to start a new career in Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, etc. The Second Half Initiative helps former SOF medics and Tactical EMTs transition into new careers.
SOMSA Program Committee
The SOMSA Program Committee works with the staff to develop the annual Scientific Assembly program and labs, to secure presenters and to assist with delivery of the program during the event.
Sub-groups that fall under the program committee are:
- Research Track
- International Track
- TEMS Track
- MilSOF Track
- ARSC Track
- Human Performance Track
- Research Committee
The Research Committee directs SOMA’s efforts toward developing and supporting research in the field of SOF and tactical medicine. The committee is responsible for gathering and reviewing research abstracts submitted for presentation at the annual scientific assembly.