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TEDxPennQuarter-Bill Rasmussen - Reinventing Combat Medicine

REINVENTING Combat Medicine About Bill Mr. William Rasmussen is the Founder and Director of Product Development for Beta Centauri Project LLC. He is a Board Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician and Emergency Medical Technician. Most of his training comes from serving in the US Navy as a Respiratory Therapist, as well as General Duty and FMF Corpsman with the Marines. He is now serving with the US Army Reserves as Lead Combat Medic with the 806th Route Clearance Company at Camp Leatherneck in the Kandahar Province of Afghanistan. This is his 3rd overseas combat deployment in his 27 years with the military, including Desert Shield/Desert Storm onboard USS Iwo Jima. He has a wife and 4 children back home in Northern Colorado. While assigned to a Washington DC Guard Unit in 2005, Rasmussen participated in Hurricane Katrina Recovery at NAS New Orleans the day after it made landfall. In 2006, he was deployed to COB Speicher with the 1041 Engineering Company as a gunner performing convoy missions throughout Iraq. On returning, he was transferred to the Army Reserves and assigned to the medical section, 244th Engineering Battalion. About TEDx In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
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