The command structure at NMCP is very supportive of both clinical and operational related research. Each resident must engage in some form of scholarly activity with many residents choosing to work on a formal research project. Recent resident research projects have enjoyed publication in many peer-reviewed journals and our program has won the McDade award for excellence in resident research presented by the Virginia College of Emergency Physicians in three of the last five years. The Combat Trauma Research Group is a research arm of the Department of Emergency Medicine that is primarily run by EM residents and faculty interested in combat trauma. This group engages in resuscitation and hemostatic agent research on various combat trauma models.