Episode 163 - Dr Dan Pronk


Dr Dan Pronk completed his medical schooling on an Australian Army scholarship and served the majority of his military career with Special Operations Units, including four tours of Afghanistan and over 100 combat missions. Dr Pronk was awarded the Commendation for Distinguished Service for his conduct in action on his second tour of Afghanistan. During his military service Dr Pronk served as an Australian medical liaison to the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care, as well as representing Australian Special Operations at the NATO Special Operations Forces Medical Expert Panel.

Dr Pronk holds a Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, and is an instructor on the Royal Australian College of Surgeon's Early Management of Severe Trauma Course. Dr Pronk currently works as a Senior Medical Officer in the Emergency Department of a regional hospital and serves as the Medical Director for TacMed Australia, providing tactical medical advice and training to a number of Police Tactical Groups and Other Government Agencies.

TacMed Website:






Dan’s Book:

Average 70kg Dickhead: Motivational Lessons from an Ex-Army Special Forces Doctor

Other Recommended Books:

The Crossroad - Mark Donaldson

Tribe - Sebastian Junger

Knife Edge: Life as a Special Forces Surgeon - Richard N. Villar

Outliers - Malcom Gladwell

Training at the Speed of Life, Volume One: The Definitive Textbook for Military and Reality Based Training - Kenneth R. Murray

Chickenhawk - Robert Mason

My War Gone By, I Miss It So - Anthony Loyd

Recommended Documentary:

Voodoo Medics

Recommended Movie:

Point Break