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Dietitian

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Dietitian - 65C


  • Active/Reserve:Both
  • Officer/Enlisted:Officer
  • Restrictions:None

Overview

Dietitian improves Soldier readiness through diet assessment and education. As officers in the Army Medical Specialist Corps, they play an important role in improving the overall quality of life for Soldiers and their families.

Job Duties

  • Develops food/hydration guidelines based on mission, environment and available foods
  • Conducts comprehensive nutrition assessment of wounded Soldiers
  • Evaluates menus of contract food providers and provides guidance for recovery foods/supplements during sustained operations
  • Serves as commander of companies, battalions, brigades and medical treatment facilities
  • Requirements

  • Active Duty & Reserve
  • At least a bachelor's degree in nutrition, dietetics or institution management from an accredited institution
  • Completion of a dietetic internship
  • Registered dietitian through the Commission on Dietetic Registration
  • Must be between 21 and 42 years of age
  • Permanent U.S. residency
  • Army Reserve
  • Must be between 21-42 years of age (may request a waiver, Locate A Recruiter for more infomation)
  • Training

    Job training for the Army Medical Specialist Corps will offer you the unique opportunity to teach, research and learn at various health education programs. You will work in U.S. Army medical centers, hospitals, clinics and field medical units to gain experience in a wide range of practice environments.

    Helpful Skills

  • Ability to make accurate, immediate decisions
  • Perform under stress
  • Apply critical technical and thinking skills
  • Tremendous concentration
  • ASVAB

    The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is an examination that is administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command. It is used to determine qualification and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military.

  • No ASVAB
  • Compensation

    Active Duty & Reserve

  • May receive pay for┬ácontinuing education
  • Noncontributory retirement benefits at age 60 with 20 years of qualifying service
  • Flexible, portable retirement savings and investment plan similar to a 401(k)

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