Cubic’s new special ops medical director focused on increased training offerings

As a retired U.S. Air Force chief master sergeant, James Sanchez brings massive amounts of on-the-ground expertise to Cubic Corp. as the newly appointed special operations medical director for the company’s NEK Services, Inc.

In fact, Sanchez told BioPrepWatch that he sees Cubic “being the sole source for all combat medics meeting training requirements and refresher training in Tactical Combat Casualty Care.” 

Sanchez, who served approximately 28 years primarily in emergency medicine, search and rescue operations and in planning and executing counter-terrorism activities, will facilitate the expansion of NEK’s medical training offerings and its medical lifesaver program in his new role. 

“I look forward to building and expanding our medical training program to include National Registry EMT and Paramedic refresher training,” Sanchez told BioPrepWatch

NEK Services was founded in 2002 by retired Special Forces combat veterans before becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Cubic Corp. in 2012 and being integrated into Cubic Global Defense (CGD), one of two major divisions within the company, the other being Cubic Transportation Services.

Having built a reputation as being a “force multiplier” for U.S. Special Operations Forces, NEK has brought special operations, law enforcement and other governmental agency-specific training and exercise design to CGD, which provides worldwide realistic training systems and services aimed at sustaining military readiness in all domains: air, land and sea. 

"In every department within Cubic, the company employs senior seasoned leaders who are able to teach the latest tactics and procedures to our front line troops,” Sanchez told BioPrepWatch.

In addition to expanding NEK’s medical training, Sanchez said he also will be focused on compliance with the mandatory Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) medical training requirements that include Air Force tactics, techniques and procedures for all active duty AFSOC operational medical personnel, special tactics medical personnel, para-rescuemen and para-rescue jumpers and combat rescue officer personnel. 

“Cubic's AFSOC medical training requirements need to be met … and I hope to fulfill these training requirements” as well, he said.

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