3-11. THE LD TEAM, EPIDEMIOLOGY SERVICE
The LD Team provides epidemiological investigation of disease outbreaks and
conditions affecting the health of military and civilian populations. In addition, it collects
and analyzes medical data in the areas of operations and evaluates plans for the control
of diseases and injury. The LD Team consists of one officer, a major (MC), and five
enlisted men. It is a mobile team.
3-12. THE LE TEAM, ENTOMOLOGY LABORATORY
The LE Team provides entomo-logical laboratory support, to include evaluation
of the findings of the LA Team. The LE Team is a nonmobile unit. Transportation is
provided for administrative purposes only. The team consists of one officer, a major
(AOC 68G), and nine enlisted men. There is usually one LE Team for three LA Teams.
a. The mission of preventive medicine in the field is to keep each soldier in
b. There are three levels of responsibility for preventive medicine in the field:
the individual level, the unit level, and the supportive level.
c. The individual level tasks each soldier with carrying out simple counter-
measures against disease and injury.
d. The unit commander is responsible for preventive medicine at the unit level.
He appoints a field sanitation team to carry out preventive medicine operations while on
field missions. All AMEDD personnel should know the sanitation measures performed
at the unit level.
e. The supportive level of responsibility rests with the division; supportive
preventive medicine is provided when the unit requests assistance. The division
commander and the division surgeon have overall responsibility for the preventive
medicine program at this level. The division preventive medicine section, the division
general staff, and the division special staff are all involved with various aspects of
preventive medicine at the supportive level.
f. Above the division level, the corps surgeon controls and directs medical
support, including the preventive medicine teams.
g. There are six types of preventive medicine teams. Each team has its own
area of responsibility and contributes to the overall Army preventive medicine mission in
the field with specialized consultation, training, and support services.