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Environmental Engineer




Environmental scientists supervise the scientific research for environmental health and industrial hygiene. As an officer on the U.S. Army health care team, their knowledge helps prevent illness and injury for military personnel.

Job Duties

  • Identify, evaluate and recommend the course of action to control potential health hazards

  • Assess weapons, equipment, clothing and material systems

  • Develop environmental health and industrial hygiene criteria/standards

  • Promote policies, programs, practices and operations for the prevention of disease, illness and injury


Active Duty

  • PhD with at least 30 semester hours in the physical or biological sciences

  • Must be between 21 and 42 years of age

  • Must be a U.S. citizen


Job training for medical service corps officers includes completing an Officer Basic Leadership Course, which introduces you to the Army Health Care system, Army doctrine and basic Soldier/leader skills.

Helpful Skills:

  • Ability to make accurate, immediate decisions

  • Perform under stress

  • Apply critical technical and thinking skills

  • Tremendous concentration


In addition to your annual salary and the many privileges that come with being an officer on the U.S. Army health care team, you'll be rewarded with:

  • May receive pay for continuing education

  • Noncontributory retirement benefits with 20 years of qualifying service

  • Flexible, portable retirement savings and investment plan similar to a 401(k)

  • Health Professional Student Loan Repayment of $20,000 per year up to a maximum of $60,000

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