Section II. INSPECTION CHECKLIST FOR TROOP HOUSING
The inspection checklist is extremely useful as it provides an outline of items to
look for when you are conducting an inspection and a way to record your findings.
Inspection checklists vary from installation to installation. Regardless of the format
used, however, they contain certain items that must be inspected. To be an effective
inspector, you should not depend entirely on the checklist. Your observations should be
based on a wide knowledge of sanitation and safety and include items that may not be
present on the checklist.
A sample checklist is shown in Figure 2-1.
Section III. PUBLIC HEALTH ASPECTS OF TROOP HOUSING
Adequate housing conditions are important for the soldier's physical and mental
health and relate directly to job efficiency. It is important that the preventive medicine
specialist (MOS 91S) know basic construction standards, the relationship between
housing and communicable disease, and preventive measures for controlling the spread
of communicable diseases. As an inspector, the 91S must be able to determine when
basic housing construction standards are substandard and to detect potential health
AUTHORITIES RESPONSIBLE FOR SANITATION IN TROOP HOUSING
a. The unit commander has ultimate responsibility for the appearance,
utilization, and general sanitation of troop barracks. The commander is responsible for
the health and welfare of all soldiers in the unit.
b. Responsibility for the construction, repair, maintenance, heating, and lighting
of troop housing lies with the Corps of Engineers.
c. The U.S Army Medical Department has the responsibility of inspecting to find
sanitary defects and recommending control measures.
d. The fourth area of responsibility is in the hands of the individual soldier living
in the barracks. He must maintain personal cleanliness of himself as well as his billet
and report all health hazards to superiors.