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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.

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u s army medical entomology program

U.S. ArmyMedical Entomology Program

COL Scott Gordon

Medical Entomology Consultant

to the Army Surgeon General

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

Preventive Medicine

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

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

Medical Detachments

Field/Deployable Organizations

USA

Fort Bragg, NC

Fort Carson, CO

Fort Hood, TX

Fort Polk, LA

Fort Stewart, GA

Fort Lewis, WA

Overseas

South Korea

Germany

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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
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Functional Areas and Duties

  • Preventive medicine team member
  • Assist with retrograde/quarantine operations
  • General biologist
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Operational Assignments

Fixed Bases and Staffs

  • Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine (CHPPM) & Hospitals
  • Aberdeen, MD
  • Odenton, MD
  • Fayetteville, NC
  • Savannah, GA
  • San Antonio & Killeen, TX
  • Tacoma, WA
  • Landstuhl, Germany
  • Tokyo, Japan
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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
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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
assignments1
Assignments
  • Operational
    • Deployable units
    • Fixed Bases & Staffs
    • Senior Level Staff
  • Teaching
    • Army Medical Department School
    • Uniformed Services Univ of Hlth Sci
  • Research
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Teaching Assignments

  • Academy of Health Sciences- San Antonio, TX
  • Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences- Bethesda, MD
assignments2
Assignments
  • Operational
    • Deployable units
    • Fixed Bases & Staffs
    • Senior Level Staff
  • Teaching
    • Army Medical Department School
    • Uniformed Services Univ of Hlth Sci
  • Research
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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
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Research Programs

  • Repellent development
  • Vector surveillance/control
  • Rapid diagnostics
  • Medical entomology
  • Vector biosystematics
  • Malaria vaccine development support
professional advantages of a career in army entomology
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 entomology1
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
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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
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
Opportunities for GraduateEducation in Entomology
  • Graduate studies totally funded by Army
  • M.S. and Ph.D. programs available on a competitive basis
medical entomology consultant

Medical Entomology Consultant

COL Scott Gordon

Medical Entomology Consultant

to the Army Surgeon General

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