(1) Command medical entomologist. The senior medical entomologist
serves as project officer for quarantine matters and functions as the director of all
medical/quarantine inspections. In the latter capacity, the entomologist directs the
activities of all medical quarantine inspectors (MQI) and exercises staff supervision over
all United States Department of Agriculture/United States Public Health Service
(USDA/PHS) advisors invited to participate in the program.
(2) Military quarantine inspectors (MQI). Military police customs inspectors
are specifically trained and certified by USDA/PHS authorities as registered quarantine
inspectors. MQI inspect cargo shipments at major processing centers and certify that
cargo conforms to appropriate USDA/PHS standards and is acceptable for storage in
intransit storage areas. In addition, MQI accomplish other activities required to enforce
USDA/PHS/DOD quarantine regulations such as:
(a) Inspecting carrier vessels and cargo items for the presence of soil
contamination, plant materials, and insect or rodent infestations.
(b) Certifying and preclearing vessels and shiploads of cargo that
conform to appropriate USDA/PHS standards.
(3) Quality control inspectors (QCI). QCI personnel specifically trained in all
aspects of cargo processing procedures are nonmedical personnel designated by the
military command to certify that all hazardous materials have been removed from cargo
and cargo shipments are properly and adequately prepared for shipment.
(4) Engineer entomologist. The professional civilian entomologist,
exercising command staff supervision of the facilities engineering pest control
programs, is responsible for the training and certification of engineering pest control
(5) Pest controller. A certified individual employed by the installation
facilities engineer, the pest controller applies pesticides in support of the retrograde