Dr. Mike “Doc” Simpson, the host of the “Mind of the Warrior” podcast, joins Adam to discuss tactical medicine for first responders. This two (2) part episode covers tactical medical training, standards, and tactics before moving into personal medical equipment, IFAKs, and Doc’s views on what needs to be changed when it comes to training for First Responders.
Part 1 - EPISODE PAGE: https://thebreakdown.ca/010
Part 2 - EPISODE PAGE: https://thebreakdown.ca/011
Mike began his career in the Rangers, ultimately being promoted to Sergeant and serving as an anti-tank section leader. In 1988, Mike finished his initial enlistment and was honorably discharged. For the next three years, Mike worked as a corrections officer and served in the Florida Army National Guard as part of the 3rd Battalion 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne). During Desert Storm, Mike attended Special Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS), and the Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC) graduating as a Special Forces Engineer.
Mike was assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Bragg North Carolina, and served there until 2002, first as a Special Forces Engineer Sergeant, and later as a Special Forces Medical Sergeant, after completing medical training at Fort Sam Houston Texas. He deployed to multiple countries in Central and South America, and is a fluent Spanish speaker. In 2002, Mike left Special Forces to attend medical school.
After graduating with his Medical Doctorate, Mike trained in Emergency Medicine, and still maintains a medical practice as a board-certified EM physician in the state of Texas. As an Army physician, Mike was assigned to the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), and deployed multiple times in direct support of the Global War on Terror (GWOT). During that time period, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with V Device, as well as the Combat Medical Badge, for performing his duties as an Emergency Medicine Physician under enemy fire.
Mike is a practitioner of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, currently holding the rank of purple belt, and works as a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight physician. As one of the foremost experts in both tactical trauma medicine and combat sports medicine, Mike is highly sought after as a lecturer and instructor, working extensively with MMA fighters, law enforcement, and military organizations providing medical care and training. Mike is a frequent guest on both medical and MMA podcasts, and also hosts his own podcast titled "Mind of The Warrior".