Clinical Education Specialist, American Medical Response, San Diego, CA
Cliff Baldwin’s father served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. It was natural for him to follow in those footsteps, and he joined the Corps in 1996. After 9/11, he, too, served in combat, and was deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan during his second enlistment, attached to the 1st Marine Light Armor Reconnaissance Battalion. After these deployments, Baldwin conferred with his family and decided to return to civilian life in 2004.
Baldwin joined the Global Medical Response family six years ago and currently serves the San Diego, Calif. community as a Clinical Education Specialist for American Medical Response. In that position, Baldwin oversees quality assurance and improvement of AMR’s field employees. He holds several instructor certifications and is a Licensed Vocational Nurse and Paramedic. He believes the Marine Corps gave him a foundation for success in his current role.
“The Marine Corps taught me to be versatile and to adapt to any situation,” said Baldwin. “That holds true for most veterans. But I draw from those strengths when interacting with our first responders, patients and various fire agencies every day.”
In Baldwin’s eight years of service in the U.S. Marine Corps, he earned the rank of Staff Sergeant-E6. Staff NCOs are career Marines serving in grades E-6 through E-9. Together they are responsible to the commanding officer for the welfare, morale, discipline and efficiency of Marines in their charge.
Over two enlistments, Baldwin served all over the world. His first enlistment was with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, serving in Japan, Australia, South Korea, the Philippines and East Timor. His second enlistment was in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
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“Being deployed during wartime was an experience that will always come to mind,” said Baldwin. “Overall, though, it’s the men and women that you serve with that makes the memories that every veteran will have.”