To introduce new command directives and concepts, which will reinforce required training identified by the Department of Defense Veterinary Service Activity (DODVSA) and Veterinary Service units worldwide. A wide variety of food safety, quality and defense inspection policies and directives are covered in addition to animal medicine polices and directives, which encompass the current needs of the Veterinary Service.
The 1-week course is conducted at the US Army Medical Department Center and School, Fort Sam Houston, TX, and presents current policies and issues which encompass the spectrum of the Veterinary Service mission. Topics may be related to sanitation; food safety, procurement and defense; animal medicine; veterinary public health issues; or other pertinent subjects.
This course is built using three training modules each consisting of 38 academic hours; MACOM Food Inspection Mission, Food Defense Program, and Commercial Sanitation Audit Program. Instruction presented will be based on the requesting unit''''''''s specific training needs. Only one module of the three will be presented during the designated 1-week iteration of training.
Contact AMEDD Center and School Department of Veterinary Science at commercial (210) 221-4933 or DSN 471-4933.
Who Should Take This Course: Active Army and Reserve Components. Veterinary Corps Officers: Completion of BOLC (Basic Officer Leadership Course). Warrant Officers: Completion of 6G-640A, Veterinary Corps Food Safety WO Basic Course. Enlisted personnel in grades E-4 and higher that possess at least one year in MOS 68R and DA civilians GS-1910 QA (Subsistence).
Requesting unit is responsible for all funding requirements when conducting the course.
AMEDD Center and School, Department of Veterinary Science
1. Course enrollment for AC Soldiers and DA Civilians: provide a DA Form 3838 to the unit chain of command for approval and submission to the Department of Veterinary Science for a valid ATRRS reservation to attend training. Enrollment for RC (Reserve Component) Soldiers will be processed through their local unit representative.
2. Additional ATRRS information: Training requirements for this course have been temporarily placed against 6G-F13/321-F13 for fiscal year 2012. Training can be provided on a case-by-case basis by utilizing veterinary training assistance teams (VTAT) IAW AR 40-3.
3. Course Length is 1 Week; Class Size is 30. Course held once per year in San Antonio, Texas or at home station on a case-by-case basis by utilizing veterinary training assistance teams (VTAT).
4. Additional information provided by the Department of Veterinary Science at commercial (210) 221-4933 or DSN 471-4933.