We won't let them die.
- A Field Medic's creed
Even with all their armor and training, an Allied soldier doesn't last very long in the field without support. On the battlefield, where every man counts, the Medic is there to keep the troops alive for as long as possible. Though the Medic is unarmed, do not underestimate his potential when surrounded by a group of soldiers.
The Field Medic can target a friendly infantry to heal most of their health. The healing ability is fairly short-ranged and generally does not take place quickly enough to keep a soldier alive in the middle of combat, so the Medic is mostly used to heal infantry after combat and reduce attrition from damage. The Medic also can regenerate his own health and is immune to poison clouds.
A unique ability of the Field Medic is its "guard" ability; when one has been ordered to guard an area, any wounded friendly infantry that come within a certain range of the Medic will naturally cause him to move toward the wounded soldier(s), sometimes even following them if they don't stop. The ability is done by either double-clicking the Medic or by using the force attack command on a location. Furthermore, loading one into an IFV will give it a ranged healing ability (while a Stinger still uses its Acid Spray).
Commanders have to be careful, as Field Medics will often become a priority target by enemies due to their abilities (despite said act breaking the Geneva Convention), and they are not only unarmed, but also won't last long when come under fire. Besides, the automatic acquisition of friendly healing targets can be a liability if the aforementioned ally runs directly into enemy lines, and the Medic follows it on the potential death march. In addition, despite being immune to poison, the Medic is still susceptible to units armed with toxin weapons such as Bloaticks, Viruses, and Stingers.
- Field Medics make their debut in Eagle Fly Free, but they cannot be trained in this mission.
- They become trainable starting from the mission Road Trippin'.