MOS 68S—Preventive Medicine Specialist

Qualifications for initial award of MOS 68S, Preventive Medicine Specialist:

PULHES: 222221
Physical Demands Rating: medium
Required ASVAB Score: ST: 101
Enlistment Bonus: None
Security Clearance: None
U.S. Citizenship: Not Required
AIT Length / Location: 15 weeks at Ft Sam Houston, Texas
Other Requirements

Preventive Medicine Specialist (MOS 68S) Description / Major Duties:

The preventive medicine specialist conducts or assists with preventive medicine inspections, surveys, control operations and preventive medicine laboratory procedures, supervises preventive medicine facilities, or serves on preventive medicine staff.

Duties for MOS 68S at each skill level are:

MOSC 68S1O. Conducts preventive medicine inspections, surveys and control operations and assists with preventive medicine laboratory procedures.

MOSC 68S2O. Conducts preventive medicine inspections, surveys and control operations and assists with preventive medicine laboratory procedures. Supervise subordinate personnel in the performance of their duties.

MOSC 68S3O. Supervise small preventive medicine services or units. Organize water, food sanitation, hospital environment, entomological, epidemiological and environmental stress surveillance programs. Analyzes and evaluates collected data. Supervise technical and administrative functions of preventive medicine activities.

MOSC 68S4O. Supervise medium size preventive medicine services or medical teams/detachments. Assist with development of unit defense plans and operational orders. Reviews and makes appropriate recommendations on doctrine and training literature. Maintain intelligence information and records. Establish quality control procedures for inspection programs and laboratory analysis. Develop community health education programs. Evaluates existing preventive medicine programs and modifies as necessary to meet the needs of the population served.

MOSC 68S5O. Supervises large preventive medicine services or units, or serves on preventive medicine staff. Staff activities include
writing, developing and coordinating command wide regulations and policies relating to preventive medicine services. Participate in command review and approval of subordinate unit activities. Assist in planning and placement of field medical units. Evaluates training programs and provides recommendations for improvement. Participate in studies and reviews. Maintain records of strength, location and employment of preventive medicine assets.

Other Requirements for Award of MOS 68S:

(1) Normal color vision.
(2) Credit for completion of one year each of high school level chemistry and algebra or equivalent with a ā€œCā€ grade or higher. Proficiency exam recognized by an Army Education Center fulfill this requirement.
(3) No history of a felony conviction.
(4) No history of conviction of crimes involving:
(a) Any weapons/ammunition/explosives/arson charges.
(b) Any drug activity involving illegal possession, buying, selling or distribution (dealing) of controlled substances or synthetics.
(c) Violence against persons or property.
(d) Sexual misconduct.
(5) No record of conviction by special or general courts-martial or civilian courts of offenses listed in AR 27-10 (Military Justice), chapter 24 or otherwise required to register as a sexual offender under AR 27-10, chapter 24.
(6) Formal training (completion of MOS 68S course, or the RC AOCP nonresident--2 week resident course, conducted under the auspices of the AMEDD Center & School) mandatory.

Additional Skill Identifiers for MOS 68S:

N4—Health Physics (skill level 1-4 only).

Article Last Modified: May 10, 2011

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