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Vision

The Armed Forces Pest Management Board's vision is that the DoD will be the Federal leader for innovative prevention and management of disease vectors and pests.

Mission

The Armed Forces Pest Management Board (AFPMB) recommends policy, provides guidance, and coordinates the exchange of information on all matters related to pest management throughout the Department of Defense (DoD). The AFPMB's mission is to ensure that environmentally sound and effective programs are present to prevent pests and disease vectors from adversely affecting DoD operations.

History

The Armed Forces Pest Management Board, established by DoD Directive 4715.1, operates under DoD Instruction 4150.7 and a multiservice regulation. Originally chartered in 1956 as the Armed Forces Pest Control Board, it was renamed the Armed Forces Pest Management Board in 1979. The Board meets twice a year in the Washington D.C. area to discuss pest management topics of interest to the Department of Defense. The Armed Forces Pest Management Board is a Directorate in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD(A&S)).

Strategy

The strategy of the Armed Forces Pest Management Board is to support military readiness and preventive defense and to demonstrate environmental leadership and avert future pollution problems by maximizing the use of non-chemical or least toxic chemical techniques to control pests and disease vectors.

Mailing Address

Armed Forces Pest Management Board
U.S. Army Garrison - Forest Glen
2460 Linden Lane, Building 172, Silver Spring, MD 20910