1. To assist commanders in maintaining the health and
the well-being of the Soldiers assigned to the unit. They accomplish this by—
a. Performing arthropod and rodent management control measures within the unit area.
b. Supervising the disinfection of unit bulk water supplies and monitoring residual chlorine levels.
c. Teaching Soldiers—
i. Individual water purification techniques.
ii. The dangers of consuming food and drinks from unapproved sources.
d. Inspecting unit-level food service personnel, feeding facilities, and food service equipment.
c. Supervising the—
i. Placement, construction, and maintenance of unit-level garbage disposal facilities and
ii. Placement, construction, and maintenance of field latrines and urinals and then conducting
regular sanitation inspections.
Note. Unit details, not the field sanitation team members, are responsible for constructing and
maintaining field waste disposal facilities.
i. Training, guidance, and inspections of personnel hygiene practices to establish and maintain
high levels of personal hygiene.
ii. Information and assistance relating to individual preventive medicine measures to include
use of the Department of Defense Insect Repellent System.
e. Assisting in the selection of unit field sites and reporting the presence and location of suspected
toxic industrial materials as necessary.
f. Identifying and posting noise hazards in the unit area. Providing the unit commander a list of
potential hazards within the unit area.
g. Reporting findings of inspections to the unit commander.
Director, Distributed Learning Division, MCCS-HC-DL, Academy of Health Sciences, United States Army Medical Department Center and School, 3599 Winfield Scott Road, Room 2106, JBSA Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234, Commercial: (210) 221-8461, or Defense Switching Network: 471-8161.