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Environmental Science/Engineering Officer - 72D
Environmental scientists supervise the scientific research for environmental health and industrial hygiene. As an officer on the U.S. Army health care team, their knowledge helps prevent illness and injury for military personnel.
Identify, evaluate and recommend the course of action to control potential health hazardsAssess weapons, equipment, clothing and material systems Develop environmental health and industrial hygiene criteria/standardsPromote policies, programs, practices and operations for the prevention of disease, illness and injury
Active DutyBachelor's degree with at least 30 semester hours in the physical or biological sciencesMust be between 21 and 42 years of ageMust be a U.S. citizen Army ReserveIn addition to the above qualifications, an unrestricted license to practice and a permanent U.S. residency is required for Reserve duty officersMust be between 21 and 42 years of age (may request waiver, Locate A Recruiter for more information)
Job training for medical service corps officers includes completing an Officer Basic Leadership Course, which introduces you to the Army Health Care system, Army doctrine and basic Soldier/leader skills.
Ability to make accurate, immediate decisions Perform under stressApply critical technical and thinking skillsTremendous concentration
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.
Active DutyIn addition to the many privileges that come from being on the U.S. Army health care team, you'll also be rewarded with:May receive pay for continuing education30 days of paid vacation earned annuallyNoncontributory retirement benefits with 20 years of qualifying serviceNocost or lowcost medical and dental care for you and your familyCommissary and post exchange shopping privilegesFlexible, portable retirement savings and investment plan similar to a 401(k)
Army ReserveMay receive pay for continuing education and trainingNoncontributory retirement benefits at age 60 with 20 years of qualifying serviceFlexible, portable retirement savings and investment plan similar to a 401(k)
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