As institutions work towards creating aging-friendly emergency departments (EDs), they must invest creative thought in who will provide this specialized care. The 2014 Geriatric ED Guidelines recommend utilizing resources already present in the ED, and adding additional physician or nursing responsibilities is not a sustainable solution. Furthermore, it is impossible to embed full-time geriatricians in the ED setting. A very common resource is the former military medic or corpsmen. The Veterans Health Administration incorporated former military medics into ED clinical care in 2012, and began training them in geriatric emergency medicine in 2016. Despite no prior geriatric education while in the service, they have successfully completed training in common geriatric syndromes (delirium, dementia, fall risk, caregiver burden, etc), home and community resources, and multidisciplinary care coordination. To date, former medics have cared for over 500 high-risk older veterans through a geriatric ED program. There are 141 VA Medical Center EDs and Urgent Care Centers, all able to incorporate ICTs in clinical care. Many non-VA EDs are already utilizing former military medics as health techs and other ancillary staff. There, in both the VA and non-VA sector, the former military medic is a novel workforce that may meet the rapidly expanding geriatric ED needs across the country. In this IGNITE talk, we will discuss who former military medics and corpsmen are, their need for employment in the civilian sector, and how to incorporate them into Geriatric ED care. We will highlight their unique skill sets, their ability to connect and care for older veterans, and educational tools utilized by the VA for geriatric training. Lastly, we will discuss how medics can be used towards geriatric ED accreditation.