d. The Division Special Staff. In addition to the general staff, members of the
commander's special staff are concerned with certain activities of the preventive
medicine program. Some of the special staff involved with preventive medicine issues
(1) The engineer who is responsible for establishing water points. He may
also be responsible for insect and rodent control.
The quartermaster who is responsible for operating water treatment
(3) The provost marshal who enforces the observance of "Off Limits" areas,
and the inspector general who assists in surveillance. Areas and establishments can be
placed "Off Limits" for any number of reasons, including those related to preventive
medicine. For example, a food establishment that dispenses unsanitary food and
beverages will be declared "Off Limits" to military personnel. Likewise, authorities will
prohibit soldiers from frequenting establishments where military personnel have
contracted communicable diseases.
e. Corps Level Preventive Medicine Support. Organization in the combat
zone above the division level is flexible. The corps surgeon controls and directs corps
medical support. This support includes the preventive medicine teams.
Section II. THE PREVENTIVE MEDICINE TEAMS
PURPOSE AND STRUCTURE
a. There are six types of preventive medicine teams available to support field
preventive medicine programs. Each of these teams has a specific function and
contributes to the overall field preventive medicine mission by providing specialized
consultation, training, and support services. The six teams are called AM, LA, LB, LC,
LD, and LE.
b. The teams are allocated at the corps level and are controlled by the corps
surgeon. The teams function primarily in the corps area. They can, however, be
directed to provide support at the division level if the need arises.
c. All of the teams except the LE team are mobile. Each mobile team has its
own professional, administrative, communication, and transportation capability and can
operate independently when required. The mobile teams can also be grouped in