AFPMBArmed Forces Pest Management Board
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The mission of the AFPMB is to recommend, coordinate, and develop policy, guidance, and the exchange of information on all matters and activities related to pest management and arthropod-borne disease control throughout DoD.
It is the AFPMB's vision that the DoD will be the federal leader for innovative prevention and management of disease vectors and pests.
The AFPMB includes a directorate, council, and several committees:
Directorate--The full-time administrative body of the AFPMB currently consists of 7 active duty medical entomologists representing the US Army, Navy, and Air Force, 3 federal employees, and 3 contractors.
* Director--Supervises the directorate, and plans and conducts AFPMB operations.
* Information Liaison Officer--In charge of the Information Services Division and responsible for the acquisition, analysis, and dissemination of information on arthropod-borne disease control, pest management, and natural resources for the AFPMB.
Navy, Marine, and Air Force installations conducted similar programs with mutual interactions on pest management-related issues discussed by an ad hoc WNV committee of the AFPMB.
Details are in the Armed Forces Pest Management Board's (AFPMB) Technical Guide 36.
Details are in the AFPMB Technical Guide 36 (4) and in the USACHPPM fact sheet on the DoD Insect Repellent System (9) and at the Army Medical Department Center and School deployment training portal.
When such products are brought to the market, the AFPMB makes every effort to evaluate their potential for use by DoD components and to add them as needed to the stock list.
The AFPMB Pesticide and Equipment Committees take the lead on identifying and recommending new products and equipment for inclusion on the national stock list.
This is due in large part to the synergy that results from joint efforts between the Army, Air Force, and Navy through the continued coordination of the AFPMB. Partnering with other government agencies (USDA), industry, and universities has also stimulated the development and implementation of new and more effective technologies that can be quickly delivered to field forces.