operations, which are beyond the capabilities of field sanitation teams. It has the
Conducting surveys to determine the requirements and the efficiency of
control operations performed by others.
Assisting commanders and supply personnel in establishing requirements
and control levels for effective insecticides and dispersal equipment.
c. AMEDD Advice to Commanders. In advising commanders, the following
principal factors should be considered:
The military mission, estimated duration, and seasons.
The arthropods present and the nature of the area during the mission.
Control measures affected by:
Local civilian health agencies.
Nature and degree of military-civilian cooperation feasible.
Necessity for placing populated areas off limits to military personnel.
State of training of troops.
Prevalence of mosquito-borne or arthropod-borne diseases.
Section II. ORGANIZATION FOR ARTHROPOD-BORNE DISEASE CONTROL
FIELD SANITATION TEAMS
The commanding officer of each company, battery, or similar unit is required by
regulation (AR 40-5) to appoint a field sanitation team consisting of at least two men,
one of whom must be a noncommissioned officer. Units having organic medical
personnel should utilize company aid men as members of the field sanitation team. The
members of the team must have a minimum of 6 months of remaining duty with the unit
on the date of appointment.
a. Field Sanitation Course. The field sanitation team receives a 16-hour
course of instruction in:
The importance of basic sanitation in reducing the incidence of arthropod-
and rodent-borne disease.