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1 U.S. Army Medical ENTOMOLOGY

2 U.S. Army Medical Entomology Program COL Scott Gordon Medical Entomology Consultant to the Army Surgeon General

3 Agenda Focus, Size & Location of Army Entomology Assignments –Operational –Teaching –Research Educational Opportunities

4 Focus Preventive Medicine Prevent arthropod-borne diseases in soldiers, family members, and other individuals for whom the Army is responsible.

5 Rank Distribution of 59 Officers

6 Silver Spring, MD Lorton, VA Fayetteville, NC Killeen, TX San Antonio, TX Kenya S. Korea Japan Thailand Tacoma, WA Leesville, LA, Locations of Army Medical Entomologists Odenton, MD Bethesda, MD Aberdeen, MD Germany Savannah, GA CO Springs, CO

7 Assignments Operational –Deployable units –Fixed Bases & Staffs –Senior Level Staff Teaching –Army Medical Department School –Uniformed Services Univ of Hlth Sci Research

8 Operational Assignments USA Fort Bragg, NC Fort Carson, CO Fort Hood, TX Fort Polk, LA Fort Stewart, GA Fort Lewis, WA Overseas South Korea Germany Medical Detachments Field/Deployable Organizations

9 Functional Areas and Duties Survey and monitor medically important arthropods and rodents, etc. Provide vector-borne disease surveillance Conduct vector control operations Recommend ways to reduce vector-borne disease threat

10 Functional Areas and Duties Preventive medicine team member Assist with retrograde/quarantine operations General biologist

11 Mosquito Identification and Processing in Iraq

12 Distributing Insect Repellents for Operation Iraqi Freedom

13 PM Detachment (Ento) Kuwait 2006

14 Operational Assignments Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine (CHPPM) & Hospitals Fixed Bases and Staffs Aberdeen, MD Odenton, MD Fayetteville, NC Savannah, GA San Antonio & Killeen, TX Tacoma, WA Landstuhl, Germany Tokyo, Japan

15 Functional Areas and Duties Provide technical support and training to deployable entomology units Promote IPM techniques Review installation pest mgt plans Review pest management contracts Liaison with state and federal agencies

16 Operational Assignments Medical Commands & Brigades – U.S. and Germany 8th U.S. Army – So. Korea U.S. Army Medical Command, TX Defense Logistics Agency, VA Armed Forces Pest Mgt Board, MD Senior Level Staff

17 Assignments Operational –Deployable units –Fixed Bases & Staffs –Senior Level Staff Teaching –Army Medical Department School –Uniformed Services Univ of Hlth Sci Research

18 Teaching Assignments Academy of Health Sciences- San Antonio, TX Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences- Bethesda, MD

19 Assignments Operational –Deployable units –Fixed Bases & Staffs –Senior Level Staff Teaching –Army Medical Department School –Uniformed Services Univ of Hlth Sci Research

20 Research Assignments Walter Reed Army Institute of Research –Silver Spring, MD –Other WRAIR Sites: Thailand, Kenya, Smithsonian U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) –Frederick, MD

21 Research Programs Repellent development Vector surveillance/control Rapid diagnostics Medical entomology Vector biosystematics Malaria vaccine development support

22 Unit Assignments

23 Professional Advantages of a Career in Army Entomology Chance to apply entomological training to protect the health of thousands of troops Exposure to a broad variety of entomological situations, often overseas Military career offers opportunities to develop excellent leadership and management skills Teach many kinds of students

24 Large inter-service research program Opportunity to develop full potential as scientist Experience a mentored professional environment Provides career progression within entomological discipline for a 30-year career Professional Advantages of a Career in Army Entomology

25 Requirements Master’s or Ph.D. in entomology or related degree (with medical entomology course and lab) *B.S. in entomology (with medical entomology course and lab) * Qualified on case-by-case basis Competitive board process selection

26 2009 Average Annual Military Salary Average American Salary Average Management Salary (not including BAH, BAS, Health Benefits, Tax Advantage) Average Entomology Salary

27 Opportunities for Graduate Education in Entomology Graduate studies totally funded by Army M.S. and Ph.D. programs available on a competitive basis

28 U.S. Army Entomology Questions?

29 Medical Entomology Consultant COL Scott Gordon Medical Entomology Consultant to the Army Surgeon General


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