and sewage disposal facilities. He is also concerned with the development of design
standards and compliance with these standards.
h. Community Health Nurse (AOC 66B). The community health nurse is an
officer of the Army Nurse Corps, qualified in public health nursing. This officer provides
professional community health nursing advice to appropriate commanders and their
staffs and family-centered health nursing services to the military community.
i. Preventive Medicine Specialist (MOS 91S). The preventive medicine
specialist is an enlisted person trained to assist other preventive medicine personnel in
accomplishing the Army Preventive Medicine Program. The 91S is the backbone of the
Army Preventive Medicine Program.
Other Specialized Personnel.
(1) Officers and enlisted personnel possessing special skills or training are
also assigned to preventive medicine functions when required. Examples are those
trained in nutrition, health education, and licensed practical nursing.
(2) Audiologists (AOC 68M) are located at various installations, especially
training posts, where high noise levels are generated. They serve as clinical
audiologists and normally spend part of their time in hearing conservation activities.
(3) Veterinarians (AOC 64 series) assist the medical authority at all levels of
command to conduct the preventive medicine programs. This includes laboratory
services for the control of animal diseases transmissible to man (zoonoses); authorized
veterinary care to animals; the prevention and control of communicable diseases of
man; and other areas of responsibility specified by the medical authority. At small
installations, the workload may not justify a full-time chief of preventive medicine. In this
case, the medical authority may, with the approval of The Surgeon General, designate a
Veterinary Corps officer to discharge the functions of chief as an additional duty.
Although specific Army preventive medicine programs may vary, they share a
common mission and leadership. They also employ personnel with similar training and
a. The basic mission of the Army Preventive Medicine Program is to establish
practical measures to maintain the health of Army personnel by preventing disease and
b. The Army Preventive Medicine Program places as much responsibility as
possible on the individual soldier to achieve the goals of the program.