DoD Research Laboratories and Centers
|Army Entomology Program Website|
Army Entomology Overview
Your knowledge of insects and their behavior can impact the health, morale and overall environment of our Soldiers. When you serve your country as an entomologist and officer on the U.S. Army health care team, you’ll conduct research, perform pest management and provide important information to our leaders regarding biological hazards around the globe.
Army Entomology Job Duties
- Plan, lead, manage, advise, direct and participate in operational, consultative, training, product development and research in medical entomology to ensure effective control of pests and vectors of disease affecting the health, morale and environment of all U.S. Army personnel
- Serve in command and staff assignments throughout the Department of Defense and U.S. Army to ensure property and material are not damaged by invertebrate and vertebrate pests
- Conduct medical research on diseases of military importance, and conduct, supervise and participate in graduate medical education and training of other medical personnel needed to sustain a robust and readily available medical system.
|Navy Entomology Program Website|
Navy Entomology Overview
Navy Entomologists fill a variety of research, support and training positions worldwide. They plan, direct and participate in operational, consultative, training, quarantine and research programs for infestation prevention and arthropod pest control.
Navy Entomology Job Duties
- Assess and reduce disease risk using innovative surveillance and control techniques
- Develop and implement comprehensive disease- and pest-control programs
- Provide professional consultation and guidance for contingency, disaster relief or humanitarian operations
- Conduct research on vector-borne diseases, including the physiology, bionomics and taxonomy of medically important arthropods
- Provide instruction to civilian and military personnel
- Assist in the development and/or evaluation of pesticides, equipment and techniques
|Air Force Entomology Program|
Air Force Entomology Overview
Human health can often be heavily impacted by insects and related animals. Concerned with preventing the spread of disease, Medical Entomologists study and treat illnesses caused by insects and arthropods and their vectors. Providing crucial protection to our Airmen and public health around the world, these specialists work to reduce the adverse impact these insects may have on human beings.
Air Force Entomology Job Duties
- Survey for, identify and recommend control measures for disease vectors, arthropod pests and hazardous plants and animalsDevelop and consult on the entomological portion of operational and educational programs for preventive medicine activities
- Formulate policies, plans and procedures for USAF pest management programs
- Advise and consult on environmental matters
- Coordinate pest management and biological activities with military and civilian agencies
- Instruct and conduct research in medical biology