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Environmental Science/Preventive Medicine
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Environmental Science/Preventive Medicine

Medical Service Corps Specializing in
Environmental Sciences and Preventive Medicine


Consider the following:

CHALLENGE YOUR SKILLS AS A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
A part of preventive medicine is having the vision and desire to contribute to the science world while working in challenging environments. As an Offer, you may also be given the opportunity to become a member of an Army National Guard Civil Support Team, helping to prepare your community and your nation in case of disaster. If you've got the vision, we've got the opportunity.

There are three career fields from which to choose:


NUCLEAR MEDICAL SCIENCE OFFICER

Requirements:

To qualify for an appointment as a Nuclear Medical Science Officer in the Army National Guard Medical Service Corps, you must:

  • Have a Master's degree or Ph.D. in health physics, radiological health, radiation biology, biophysics, physics, nuclear engineering, nuclear science or a related field.
  • Bachelor's degree will be considered if applicant has an appropriate academic discipline along with suitable professional experience.

Unique education/training opportunities

Annual and periodic specialty-specific workshops, courses, and conferences; masters and doctoral degrees include radiobiology, biophysics, radiochemistry, physics, nuclear physics, atomic physics, nuclear engineering, nuclear science, health physics, radiological health, radiofrequency, and laser physics/engineering. Also includes courses conducted at the Interservice Nuclear Weapons School: Nuclear Weapons Orientation Course; Nuclear Hazards Training Course, and Senior Officers Nuclear Accidents Course.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST

As an Environmental Science Officer in the Army National Guard, you'll play an important role in preventing medicine by advising on or performing professional and scientific work in all areas of environmental health, industrial hygiene and epidemiology. Food sanitation, health hazard assessments, pollution issues and radiological protection and development are just a few of the activities and issues with which you'll be involved if you become an Environmental Science Officer in the Guard.

Requirements:

To qualify for an appointment as an Environmental Science Officer in the Army National Guard Medical Service Corps, you must:

  • Have completed a Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 30 semester hours in the physical and/or biological sciences, preferably in public health, environmental science, industrial hygiene, biology, chemistry, toxicology or epidemiology and/or possess a Master's degree in public health or related area of specialization such as environmental health, environmental science, industrial hygiene, or food technology from an accredited program acceptable to The Surgeon General.

SANITARY ENGINEER

The health of Army National Guard Soldiers and civilian personnel is incredibly important, as are the environmental factors that can affect them. You might be involved in air pollution abatement, solid and hazardous waste management, industrial hygiene, noise control and/or radiological protection.

Requirements:

To qualify for an appointment as a Sanitary Engineer in the Army National Guard Medical Service Corps, you must:

  • Have a Bachelor's degree in engineering from a school acceptable to the Surgeon General (preferably in sanitary, environmental, civil, chemical or mechanical engineering or in environmental science or water resources).
  • Have studied a curriculum in mathematics, basic science, engineering sciences and engineering designed to provide an integrated educational experience directed toward the development of the ability to identify and solve practical problems in the designated area of engineering specialization.

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