The field of entomology is a career that many people do not think of working in the Navy. You will be a person that works to prevent illness by the study of bugs and insects from around the world. You will have an opportunity to study and work with a great many of these different types of insects as part of your job. You will work to deal with in insects that could be a hazard to personnel or that could potentially carry disease, and work to prevent such diseases from being contracted by military personnel. There are almost 1 million different species of insects found on planet earth, and as a Navy Entomology Career Science Officer
You will be a person that deals with Command personnel, working on site assistance to senior staff and commanders dealing with risks in battle conditions. Insects carry many different types of diseases, and as a member of the Navy Entomologist team you will help protect civilian personnel and Navy staff from different risks and disease. As a Navy entomologist you will work to research programs and provide training for the control and prevention of insects and nuisance pests. You will work hard to prevent different threats and risk to military personnel, and especially dealing with vector type diseases encountered by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.
You will work to direct, plan, participate and provide quarantine operationally as needed to insure the health and welfare of military personnel under your supervision. You will work with other personnel to evaluate and create new and innovative control measures, and provide practical training, technical guidance. Sometimes you may be called to train military and civilian personnel, and members from other military and Navy Commands, as well performing duties on the staff dealing with humanitarian relief efforts.
This career is designed for the Science student with a degree in science and high marks in entomology undergraduate and graduate courses. It is a commissioned officer position, which means that you have to be within a year of attaining your advanced degree, and willing to pursue a commission in the United States Navy. To serve in this position you must already have a bachelor?s degree and close to either a masters or doctorate degree in entomology or related close scientific field.