(4) Organizing and directing animal disease control and veterinary public
health programs in civil affairs activities when so assigned.
(5) Establishing and directing the execution of veterinary activities of the
command regarding sanitation, veterinary service, technical and tactical training of
veterinary personnel, and employment of veterinary facilities.
(6) Commanding assigned veterinary troops and directing administration,
discipline, and supply of such units.
(7) Estimating veterinary situations, making tactical plans and decisions,
and controlling employment of veterinary troops in staff and command capacities.
3-25. THE VETERINARY WARRANT OFFICER AND ENLISTED VETERINARY
a. The capability and training of warrant and enlisted personnel in the Army
Veterinary Service contribute in a large measure to the success of the veterinary officer
in accomplishing his duties and responsibilities. Very few veterinary officers will be able
to do all the tasks required of their jobs without relying on these persons for assistance.
b. The Food Inspection Technician Warrant Officer (MOS 051A) operates under
the guidance of a VC officer. The food inspection technician inspects commercial and
military food processing plants, examines stored food items to ensure that they meet all
appropriate quality standards, conducts sanitary inspections, tests food for nuclear,
hygiene practices are maintained under both garrison and field conditions, and ensures
that all food items served or sold by military facilities meet government standards. All
food inspection technicians are graduates of the Food Inspection Technician Course
conducted at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
c. Enlisted personnel in the Army Veterinary Service are enlisted members of
the AMEDD who are qualified as veterinary specialists through appropriate school
training. They are identified, as are all other AMEDD enlisted personnel, by the insignia
of the AMEDD, a caduceus superimposed on a gold (brass) disk (see figure 3-1). The
veterinary enlisted career field includes two military occupational specialties (MOS)--
91R (Veterinary Food Inspection Specialist) and 91T (Animal Care Specialist).
(1) The Veterinary Food Inspection Specialist supervises, performs, or
assists in the inspection of food designated for human consumption and at the senior
NCO level, supervises veterinary activities and environmental health activities. In order
to qualify as a Veterinary Food Inspection Specialist (MOS 91R10), the enlisted
member must complete a course of instruction in basic food inspection procedures at
the AHS, US Army. The Academy also provides an advanced course in food inspection