Army Entomologist 72B Career – Military Occupational Specialties (MOS)


Your knowledge of insects and their behavior can impact the health, morale and overall environment of our Soldiers. When you serve your country as an entomologist and officer on the U.S. Army health care team, you’ll conduct research, perform pest management and provide important information to our leaders regarding biological hazards around the globe.

Job Duties

  • Plan, lead, manage, advise, direct and participate in operational, consultative, training, product development and research in medical entomology to ensure effective control of pests and vectors of disease affecting the health, morale and environment of all U.S. Army personnel
  • Serve in command and staff assignments throughout the Department of Defense and U.S. Army to ensure property and material are not damaged by invertebrate and vertebrate pests
  • Conduct medical research on diseases of military importance, and conduct, supervise and participate in graduate medical education and training of other medical personnel needed to sustain a robust and readily available medical system

Unique duty positions include: director, deputy director, contingency liaison officer or research liaison officer on the Armed Forces Pest Management Board; chief, Defense Pest Management Information Analysis Center; entomology division chief; Eentomology branch chief or instructor at the U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School; chief, Department of Entomology or research investigator at either the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, one of its subordinate commands or the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Disease.



  • Master’s degree in entomology or biological science with a major in entomology from an accredited program acceptable to the Surgeon General
  • Must be between 21 and 42 years of age
  • U.S. citizenship


  • In addition to the above qualifications, permanent U.S. residency is required for Reserve duty officers.
  • Must be between 21 to 42 years of age (may request a waiver, Locate A Recruiter for more information)


As a member of the Army Medical Service Corps, you’ll have access to the most sophisticated technology, the opportunity to consult with experts in both the military and private sector, plus exceptional professional growth opportunities, including continuing education courses, seminars and conferences.

Entomologists may even serve as faculty at one of our prestigious graduate medical education programs or research institutions, such as Walter Reed Army Institute of Research or the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Disease.

Entomologist 72B Army