Aaron Jamison is our primary tactical medicine instructor. Aaron’s distinguished military career encompasses over 20 years with the U.S. Army and Army National Guard. After 23 years of service, Aaron retired as a Sergeant First Class. Much of Aaron's time focused on small unit assignments with reconnaissance, light infantry, and special operations.
Aaron's time spent with the army allowed him the opportunity to work as an instructor. During which time he developed units by preparing them for combat zones. Aaron’s duties often included, but were not limited to, instructing other solders and units in direct action, reconnaissance, close quarter battle, designated marksmanship/sniper training, and combat medicine.
Aaron has served in many areas throughout the world and served multiple deployments to Iraq. While serving with the 10th Mountain Division, Aaron began perfecting his skills as not only a rock climber, but also an ice climber with a specificity in winter mountaineering conditions. Aaron quickly became a guide in the High Peaks Region of the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York; during which time he also developed an interest in pre-hospital medicine and, more specifically, wilderness medicine.
Aaron’s medical career eventually lead him out of the mountains of New York and into the city of New York where he became a critical care paramedic as well as a tactical medic supporting NYPD’s ESU (emergency services unit). Aaron’s career was far from over when he left New York City. Aaron took a position in Atlanta, Georgia with Grady Memorial Hospital's Emergency Medical Services. Grady EMS is not only the busiest EMS service in the state (covering 911 response for the city of Atlanta), but also one of the busiest in the country. While working for Grady EMS, Aaron co-founded and served as the commander of the Special Operations Team. A position that he held for over 10 years that involved providing tactical medical support for the Atlanta Police Department's Swat Team.
Aaron was also one of the designers of the Biosafety Transport Team for Grady EMS which supports Emory Hospital in Atlanta, as well as the Center for Disease Control (CDC), with the transport of patients with serious communicable diseases such as tuberculosis and ebola. Aaron's team was the first in the United States to transport a confirmed case of Ebola successfully, as well as several other confirmed cases.
Aaron’s career spans over 35 years and encompasses wilderness experience, military training, and pre-hospital medicine. This unique skill set, combined with Aaron’s leadership attributes, makes Valkyries Austere Medical Solutions what it is today. Aaron is currently an instructor in TECC, LFR, WFR, PHTLS, AMLS, GEMS, ADLS, BCLS, ACLS, as well as both low and high angle rescue.
Aaron is the owner/operator of Valkyries Austere Medical Solutions and Consulting, LLC.