His awards include the Silver Star (The nation’s third highest award for valor), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device (Valor); the Combat Action Ribbon; the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medal.
Chiarini is a veteran of three combat tours in Iraq assigned as a Fleet Marine Force (FMF) Hospital Corpsman with USMC infantry companies in and around the Al Anbar province, later known as the Sunni Triangle of Death. He was also deployed to Guantanamo Bay’s “Camp X-Ray,” caring for some of the most dangerous enemy combatants worldwide. Chiarini graduated from the military’s TCCC instructor course and many other tactical medic courses. He has been featured on CNN’s documentary “Heroes” for his life-saving actions while assigned to the 1st Battalion 2nd Marine Division in the Al Anbar in 2006. Chiarini’s acts of valor are detailed in Allan Zullo’s book “WAR HEROS: Voices from Iraq” Chiarini is currently assigned to the North Providence Fire Department for the past ten years as a Fire Fighter/ EMT Cardiac. Joshua has been teaching Active Shooter Response, Self/Aid Buddy Aid Gunshot Wound Care, TCCC, TECC and many other courses for over 17 years.
His combat experience and working as a first responder brings in a dynamic that cannot be found in you traditional tactical medicine courses.
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