PEST MANAGEMENT SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS
To provide a healthy environment for the individual, a comprehensive disease
prevention program must be developed and carried out and this must be a cooperative
effort involving many Army and DOD activities. Also, knowledge concerning control of
disease vectors and procedures on how to control pests must be shared. It is important
to know the organizations and agencies that are available to assist local commanders in
responsibilities are listed in AR 420-76, Pest Management.
a. Office of The Surgeon General. The Surgeon General is responsible for the
overall development and oversight of DA policies and programs for the Army-wide
Preventive Medicine Program, which includes the following pest management related
(1) Disease and climatic injury control.
(2) Occupational health.
(3) Health hazard assessment.
(4) Medical safety.
(5) Pest and disease vector control.
(6) Environmental quality.
(8) Environmental laboratory services.
(9) Field preventive medicine.
b. Armed Forces Pest Management Board. The Armed Forces Pest
Management Board (AFPMB) is a Department of Defense triservice board that develops
and recommends pest management policy. The Armed Forces Pest Management
Board is also a scientific research/advisor body and coordination/liaison activity for