SPECIALTY

MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGIST

PROTECTING US FROM INSECT­BORN ILLNESS

43MX

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.

QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY

  • MINIMUM EDUCATION

    Master’s degree or doctorate in entomology with a bachelor’s degree in biology, entomology, microbiology or zoology. Degrees in other biological sciences or with emphasis in entomology will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  • QUALIFICATIONS

    • Knowledge of medical entomology and arthropod and other biological hazard control measures
    • Completion of the basic Public Health Officer (PHO) course, Contingency Preventive Medicine course and the Operational Entomology course
    • Certification as a DoD pesticide applicator through a DoD-approved course
    • Minimum of 24 months on active duty filling either a Public Health Officer position or a Medical Entomology–specific position
    • Completion of 5.5-week Commissioned Officer training course
    • Must apply as a Public Health Officer
    • Must be between the ages of 18 and 41 

TRAINING & EDUCATION

How do we transform you from the civilian sector to a leader and an Officer in the Air Force? From education to continued training, your Air Force path is here.

  • COMMISSIONED OFFICER TRAINING

    5.5 weeks

  • MILITARY TRAINING LOCATION

    Maxwell AFB AL

TAKE A BREAK

Flights and 30-days vacation with pay each year.

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