(a) Ensure the practice of proper waste disposal. This is essential for
the control of arthropods and rodents.
(b) Explain to troops the ways in which arthropods may affect their
health and instruct them in the use of personal protective measures against arthropods.
(c) Supervise the application of pesticides as required in the control of
(d) Inspect to ensure the elimination of food and shelter for pests.
(e) Supervise the use of traps and rodenticides as required to control
(f) Advise the unit commander of inadequacies.
(3) Training. The field sanitation team will be trained in use, maintenance,
and care of the field sanitation team equipment as well as communicable disease
control, food service sanitation, water supply, waste disposal, the use and repair of
insect screening and bednets, the use of residual and space insecticide sprays for pest
control, rodent control measures, mess sanitation, unit waste disposal, individual water
purification procedures, water supply residual chlorine determinations, and personal
c. Unit (Echelon II). Echelon II preventive medicine sections of the divisions,
separate brigades, and Armored Calvary Regiments (ACRs) are organized to
coordinate, supervise, and support the efforts of the unit field sanitation team. They are
(1) Assessing the medical threat and determining preventive medicine
(2) Advising commanders and staffs of preventive medicine requirements.
(3) Training, monitoring, and providing technical assistance to unit field
(4) Monitoring the training of all individuals in personal preventive medicine
(5) Conducting surveys, inspections, and limited control activities.
d. Unit (Echelon III and IV). Echelon III and IV preventive medicine
detachments provide general support on an area basis. On occasion detachments can
be attached to specific units in a direct support role. There are two types of preventive