Major Erik Nott, MD, USAF

Hero of Military Medicine

Major Erik Nott is an accomplished and committed orthopedic surgeon and special operations surgical team member in the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron of the Air Force Special Operations Command.

Nott also collaborated with the Afghanistan National Army, teaching medics wound care and minor surgical intervention for abscesses and hand infections. He was submitted for the Purple Heart after sustaining a wound to his leg and undergoing his own surgery but remained for several weeks to continue the remote site’s mission.