Task Force 1-28 “Black Lions” Conduct EIB Qualification

Capt. Alastair Merkel, an infantry officer assigned to 6th Ranger Training Battalion, Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade, pulls a stretcher during an Expert Infantry Badge assessment on Fort Benning, Georgia, Feb. 4, 2021. For this task, Soldiers have to provide care under fire and move the casualty to safety. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Zoe Garbarino)
Capt. Alastair Merkel, an infantry officer assigned to 6th Ranger Training Battalion, Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade, pulls a stretcher during an Expert Infantry Badge assessment on Fort Benning, Georgia, Feb. 4, 2021. For this task, Soldiers have to provide care under fire and move the casualty to safety. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Zoe Garbarino)

Capt. Alastair Merkel, an infantry officer assigned to 6th Ranger Training Battalion, Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade, pulls a stretcher during an Expert Infantry Badge assessment on Fort Benning, Georgia, Feb. 4, 2021. For this task, Soldiers have to provide care under fire and move the casualty to safety. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Zoe Garbarino)

Capt. Alastair Merkel, an infantry officer assigned to 6th Ranger Training Battalion, Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade, covers a casualty to prevent shock during an Expert Infantry Badge assessment on Fort Benning, Georgia, Feb. 4, 2021. The EIB recognizes infantrymen who have demonstrated and mastered critical tasks that build the core foundation of the infantry. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Zoe Garbarino)
Capt. Alastair Merkel, an infantry officer assigned to 6th Ranger Training Battalion, Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade, covers a casualty to prevent shock during an Expert Infantry Badge assessment on Fort Benning, Georgia, Feb. 4, 2021. The EIB recognizes infantrymen who have demonstrated and mastered critical tasks that build the core foundation of the infantry. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Zoe Garbarino)

Capt. Theodore Davis, an infantry officer assigned to 6th Ranger Training Battalion, Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade, applies a dressing to a casualty mannequin during an Expert Infantry Badge assessment on Fort Benning, Georgia, Feb. 4, 2021. Task Force 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, ran the EIB and ESB simultaneously to build confidence and competence within their formation on basic Soldier skills and tactics. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Zoe Garbarino)
Capt. Theodore Davis, an infantry officer assigned to 6th Ranger Training Battalion, Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade, applies a dressing to a casualty mannequin during an Expert Infantry Badge assessment on Fort Benning, Georgia, Feb. 4, 2021. Task Force 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, ran the EIB and ESB simultaneously to build confidence and competence within their formation on basic Soldier skills and tactics. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Zoe Garbarino)

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Jonathan Jordan, an infantry officer assigned to 4th Ranger Training Battalion, Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade, applies a tourniquet to a casualty mannequin during an Expert Infantry Badge assessment on Fort Benning, Georgia, Feb. 4, 2021. The EIB assessment is a week-long event, testing infantry Soldiers on physical readiness, knowledge of land navigation, performing medical aid, weapons qualification, and a 12-mile ruck. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Zoe Garbarino)
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Jonathan Jordan, an infantry officer assigned to 4th Ranger Training Battalion, Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade, applies a tourniquet to a casualty mannequin during an Expert Infantry Badge assessment on Fort Benning, Georgia, Feb. 4, 2021. The EIB assessment is a week-long event, testing infantry Soldiers on physical readiness, knowledge of land navigation, performing medical aid, weapons qualification, and a 12-mile ruck. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Zoe Garbarino)

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Christian Kastrinakis, a fire support specialist assigned to the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade, listens for breathing on a casualty mannequin during an Expert Soldier Badge assessment on Fort Benning, Georgia, Feb. 4, 2021. The ESB is a special skills badge earned by Soldiers who demonstrate their proficiency through land navigation, weapons training, physical fitness and other warrior tasks. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Zoe Garbarino)
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Christian Kastrinakis, a fire support specialist assigned to the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade, listens for breathing on a casualty mannequin during an Expert Soldier Badge assessment on Fort Benning, Georgia, Feb. 4, 2021. The ESB is a special skills badge earned by Soldiers who demonstrate their proficiency through land navigation, weapons training, physical fitness and other warrior tasks. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Zoe Garbarino)

A Soldier assigned to 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, provides CPR to a casualty mannequin during an Expert Infantry Badge assessment on Fort Benning, Georgia, Feb. 4, 2021. If a Soldier completes more than 40 tasks successfully on the first attempt each during EIB testing, they earn the title “True Blue” for receiving a perfect score. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Zoe Garbarino)
A Soldier assigned to 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, provides CPR to a casualty mannequin during an Expert Infantry Badge assessment on Fort Benning, Georgia, Feb. 4, 2021. If a Soldier completes more than 40 tasks successfully on the first attempt each during EIB testing, they earn the title “True Blue” for receiving a perfect score. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Zoe Garbarino)

Spc. Darrell Utt, an infantryman assigned to 6th Ranger Training Battalion, Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade, calls for a nine-line medical evacuation during an Expert Infantry Badge assessment on Fort Benning, Georgia, Feb. 4, 2021. Darrell and others from his unit came to Fort Benning to qualify for an EIB or Expert Soldier Badge. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Zoe Garbarino)
Spc. Darrell Utt, an infantryman assigned to 6th Ranger Training Battalion, Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade, calls for a nine-line medical evacuation during an Expert Infantry Badge assessment on Fort Benning, Georgia, Feb. 4, 2021. Darrell and others from his unit came to Fort Benning to qualify for an EIB or Expert Soldier Badge. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Zoe Garbarino)

Capt. Alastair Merkel, an infantry officer assigned to 6th Ranger Training Battalion, Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade, provides care under fire during an Expert Infantry Badge assessment on Fort Benning, Georgia, Feb. 4, 2021. Merkel is one of 284 Soldiers attempting to qualify for an EIB. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Zoe Garbarino)
Capt. Alastair Merkel, an infantry officer assigned to 6th Ranger Training Battalion, Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade, provides care under fire during an Expert Infantry Badge assessment on Fort Benning, Georgia, Feb. 4, 2021. Merkel is one of 284 Soldiers attempting to qualify for an EIB. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Zoe Garbarino)

Capt. Alastair Merkel, an infantry officer assigned to 6th Ranger Training Battalion, Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade, pulls a stretcher during an Expert Infantry Badge assessment on Fort Benning, Georgia, Feb. 4, 2021. For this task, Soldiers have to provide care under fire and move the casualty to safety. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Zoe Garbarino)
Capt. Alastair Merkel, an infantry officer assigned to 6th Ranger Training Battalion, Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade, pulls a stretcher during an Expert Infantry Badge assessment on Fort Benning, Georgia, Feb. 4, 2021. For this task, Soldiers have to provide care under fire and move the casualty to safety. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Zoe Garbarino)

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