-- Make recommendations on the use of pesticides and pest control
equipment within the division, separate brigade, or armored cavalry division.
Units, which are not organic to one of these organizations, obtain similar
support from the preventive medicine teams.
PREVENTIVE MEDICINE TEAMS
There are two types of preventive medicine teams available in a theater of operations.
These are the Preventive Medicine Detachment (Sani) and the Preventive Medicine
Detachment (Ento). Both units have 11 assigned personnel consisting of 2 officers and
9 enlisted soldiers.
a. Preventive Medicine Detachment (Sani). The Sani team is commanded by
an Environmental Science officer with a Medical Entomologist as the executive officer.
The enlisted soldiers are MOS 91S, Preventive Medicine Specialists. This team has the
mission to investigate, identify, evaluate, and recommend action to improve sanitation
Food service facilities.
Other environmental problems.
The team has limited pesticides and dispersal equipment.
THE SANI TEAM
Commander: Environmental Science Officer
XO: Medical Entomologist
Enlisted Personnel: 91S,
Preventive Medicine Specialists
b. Preventive Medicine Detachment (Ento). The Ento team is commanded by
a Medical Entomologist with an environmental science officer as the executive officer.
The enlisted soldiers include a MOS 63B, Small Engine Mechanic, as well as
Preventive Medicine Specialists. The Ento team has the same environmental capability
as the Sani team, but its primary mission is to control arthropod vectors and rodent
reservoirs of diseases that threaten deployed U.S. military forces.