• Navy Corpsman
  • 2015 NAEMT Military Medic Of The YEAR
  • NAEMT instructor
  • AHA instructor
  • Fire Fighter
  • Purple Heart and Bronze Star Recipiant
  • Associate Degree Firefighting and EMS
  • Bachelor Degree Public Safety Management

John Crowley teaches combat-honed skills intended for buddy aid, or self-treatment in the first “platinum ten” minutes after critical injury. A 4-hour class can save lives in schools, businesses and public-trauma crises. Crowley’s taught hundreds of soldiers and first responders the acute care he’s used under fire. John’s run classes overseas and in multiple states.

Crowley, 27, has an Associate’s in Fire/EMT and a Bachelor of Science Cum Laude in Public Service Management. He served 5 years after Navy boot camp and Hospital man School in 2009. That included 18 months in Guantanamo Bay at the Navy Hospital and detainee camps. John also performed mass-casualty triage upon hundreds of 2010 Haitian earthquake victims flown to GTMO.

Prior to deploying to Sangin — Afghanistan’s heroin-poppy area — Crowley returned to Camp Pendleton CA. He mastered critical-care techniques earning a Fleet Marine Force Corpsman designation. It qualified him to tend to a frontline combat squad.

John’s First Battalion, 7th Marines did twice-daily foot patrols. The Marine Corps Times lists Sangin as one of the Marines’ bloodiest battles, ranking it with Iwo Jima, Inchon, Hue City and Fallujah.

John earned a Bronze Star for Valor by saving 7 men during a 2012 night attack. The squad sergeant lost part of his face, torso and left hand. Two other men instantly lost both legs. Crowley treated them all with no medical pack. His supplies were destroyed by initial IED blasts.

A Navy Surgeon who was among John’s nominators for 2015 Military Medic of the Year recounted what he witnessed via overhead Marine video of the attack. John performed triage on each prone man while himself wounded, later earning a Purple Heart. One Marine died instantly.

John carried each of his legless men one at a time to evac choppers, then helped other wounded squad mates aboard. He stayed behind with two volunteers among the enemy, sending ahead the full choppers to the aid station.

When he returned stateside, Crowley in 2014 earned a Marine Combat Lifesaver as well as Tactical Combat Critical Care designation. He became a desert-based “Coyote Instructor.” John taught Combat Lifesaving to foreign-bound multinational soldiers as well as American military units.

The Mohave Desert training included live-fire assaults on a mock Afghan village. It was defended by Marine Special Operations Command specialists dressed as Taliban. John thus trained dozens of Corpsmen and Warriors before he was honorably discharged in mid-2014.

Since easing into the Individual Ready Reserves, Navy HM3 Crowley has taught police forces, firefighters and EMTs the skill needed to save a life in the “Platinum Ten” minutes. Classes can be paired with active-shooter training to enable bystanders to save the acutely wounded before responders arrive.

His company offers hands-on familiarity with electronic CPR torsos, as well as how-to instruction on atypical critical-care skills and equipment. AHA certification cards are available to graduates. He teaches various-sized classes beginning at $1,500 plus travel/meal reimbursement. For those who want American Heart Association certifications, his insured company also offers 2 three-hour sessions.