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Navy Entomologists may be called upon to:

  • Assess and reduce disease risk using innovative surveillance and control techniques
  • Develop and implement comprehensive disease- and pest-control programs
  • Provide professional consultation and guidance for contingency, disaster relief or humanitarian operations
  • Conduct research on vector-borne diseases, including the physiology, bionomics and taxonomy of medically important arthropods
  • Provide instruction to civilian and military personnel
  • Assist in the development and/or evaluation of pesticides, equipment and techniques

Navy Health Care Specialists may serve at any one of more than 250 Navy and medical facilities around the globe, from Hawaii to Japan, Germany to Guam, and Washington, D.C., to Washington state.

As a Navy Entomologist, you could work at one of the highly acclaimed National Naval Medical Centers in Bethesda, Md.; Portsmouth, Va.; and San Diego, Calif. Or you could provide support to one of two dedicated hospital ships: the USNS Comfort and USNS Mercy.

Still more health-care opportunities are available stateside and abroad in a variety of settings. Conducting research at any one of dozens of Navy hospitals located around the world, on board a surface ship, or even with the Fleet Marine Force.

To qualify for employment consideration as an Entomologist in the Navy Medical Service Corps, you must meet these basic requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen currently practicing in the U.S.
  • Master’s or doctoral degree in entomology or closely related field in which your coursework had an emphasis on entomology
  • Graduate degree must be in-residence (i.e., not online) and must include a thesis
  • GPA of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale in graduate study and a 3.5 or higher in entomology coursework
  • 30 or more hours of coursework (graduate and undergraduate) in entomology, including medical entomology, pest management, insect taxonomy, insect morphology, immature insects, insect ecology, insect toxicology, insect physiology and statistics
  • Be willing to serve a minimum of three years of Active Duty
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 41
  • Be in good physical condition and pass a full medical examination

You may also be expected to meet certain preferred requirements:

  • Completion of 3–5 hours minimum in: acarology, parasitology, invertebrate zoology, computer science, statistics, epidemiology and environmental health
  • Experience in surveillance and control of arthropod disease vectors

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  • Full Address Department of the Navy, 1200 Navy Pentagon, Washington, DC 20350

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