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					U.S. Army Medical
 ENTOMOLOGY
         U.S. Army
Medical Entomology Program

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

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

Preventive Medicine

Prevent arthropod-borne diseases
in soldiers, family members, and
other individuals for whom the Army
is responsible.
 Rank Distribution of 59 Officers
25

20

15

10

 5

 0
     LT    CPT   MAJ    LTC    COL
                 Aberdeen, MD
                 Odenton, MD
                 Silver Spring, MD
 Tacoma, WA      Bethesda, MD
                                        Germany
                 ,
                        Lorton, VA
                                                     S. Korea
                     Fayetteville, NC


                     Savannah, GA
                                                                Japan
CO Springs, CO
                      Leesville, LA

                                             Kenya
            Killeen, TX                              Thailand
            San Antonio, TX




   Locations of Army Medical Entomologists
Assignments
• Operational
  – Deployable units
  – Fixed Bases & Staffs
  – Senior Level Staff
• Teaching
  – Army Medical Department School
  – Uniformed Services Univ of Hlth Sci
• Research
Operational Assignments
Medical Detachments
Field/Deployable Organizations
USA                 Overseas
Fort Bragg, NC      South Korea
Fort Carson, CO     Germany
Fort Hood, TX
Fort Polk, LA
Fort Stewart, GA
Fort Lewis, WA
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
Functional Areas and Duties


• Preventive medicine team member
• Assist with retrograde/quarantine
  operations
• General biologist
Mosquito Identification and
   Processing in Iraq
Distributing Insect Repellents for
    Operation Iraqi Freedom
PM Detachment (Ento)
    Kuwait 2006
Operational Assignments
 Fixed Bases and Staffs

 • Center for Health Promotion and
   Preventive Medicine (CHPPM) & Hospitals

 •   Aberdeen, MD         • San Antonio &
 •   Odenton, MD            Killeen, TX
 •   Fayetteville, NC     • Tacoma, WA
 •   Savannah, GA         • Landstuhl,
                            Germany
                          • Tokyo, Japan
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
Operational Assignments

 Senior Level Staff

 • 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
Assignments
• Operational
  – Deployable units
  – Fixed Bases & Staffs
  – Senior Level Staff
• Teaching
  – Army Medical Department School
  – Uniformed Services Univ of Hlth Sci
• Research
 Teaching Assignments
• Academy of
  Health
  Sciences-
  San Antonio,
  TX


• Uniformed Services
  University of the
  Health Sciences-
  Bethesda, MD
Assignments
• Operational
  – Deployable units
  – Fixed Bases & Staffs
  – Senior Level Staff
• Teaching
  – Army Medical Department School
  – Uniformed Services Univ of Hlth Sci
• Research
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
Research Programs

  • Repellent development
  • Vector surveillance/control
  • Rapid diagnostics
  • Medical entomology
  • Vector biosystematics
  • Malaria vaccine development
    support
   Unit Assignments
Fld Units

 CHPPM

Hospitals

 AFPMB

Teaching

Research

 Training

            0   5     10   15
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
Professional Advantages of a
Career in Army Entomology

• 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
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
      2009 Average Annual Military
                Salary
  (not including BAH, BAS, Health Benefits, Tax Advantage)




                                                           Average
                                                         Management
                                                            Salary
                                                              Average
                                                             Entomology
                                                              Salary

                                                             Average
                                                             American
                                                              Salary




http://www.goarmy.com/benefits/total_compensation_officer.jsp#chart
Opportunities for Graduate
Education in Entomology

• Graduate studies totally funded by
  Army
• M.S. and Ph.D. programs available on
  a competitive basis
U.S. Army Entomology




    Questions?
Medical Entomology
    Consultant

       COL Scott Gordon

 Medical Entomology Consultant
  to the Army Surgeon General

E-mail: scott.gordon@us.army.mil

				
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