Updated: April 2021

What does a 4E0X1 do?

Manages and performs public health activities and programs in support of the Aerospace Medicine Program. There are two major divisions within Public Health: Community Health Management and Force Health Management. Included within Community Health Management are communicable disease control and prevention, food safety and defense, medical entomology, sanitary compliance, and public health contingency response. Included within Force Health Management are management of medical deployment clearance processing, Preventive Health Assessment (PHA) and Individual Medical Readiness in Aeromedical Services Information Management Systems (ASIMS), administrative oversight of occupational health examinations (including performing audiograms).

Where and How Long is the Tech School For a 4E0X1?

Tech School

47 Days - Wright Patterson AFB, OH


Public Health Technology

What Does the 4E0X1 Duty Badge Look Like?

Enlisted Medical Badge

What are the Demographics for the 4E0X1 Career Field?







Total: 1158

What are the Requirements to Become a 4E0X1?


General: 44


50 lbs

  • Normal color vision.
  • Must pass Reading Aloud Test.

What are the Duties and Responsibilities For a 4E0X1?

Organizes and assists in communicable disease prevention and control programs. Controls disease transmission through patient interviews, epidemiological investigations, patient education and community outreach programs. Advises professionals on control measures. Updates and completes associated records and forms. Investigates disease outbreaks. Collects and compiles epidemiological data. Identifies, evaluates, and reports trends.

Conducts food safety and defense programs. Inspects sanitary condition of containers and vehicles. Ensures food origin and distribution are from approved sources. Inspects foods for wholesomeness and contract compliance. Makes recommendations for disposition of deteriorated or distressed foods. Assesses risks associated with production, transportation, storage, preparation and serving of food. Recommends measures to prevent contamination (unintentional as well as intentional), deterioration and completes Food Vulnerability Assessments.. Inspects operational rations. Collects and ships food for laboratory analysis. Investigates customer complaints and food recalls. Evaluates and completes inspection records.

Plans and conducts medical entomology program. Evaluates vector-borne disease risk. Conducts disease and pest/vector surveillance. Monitors compliance and effectiveness of vector and pest management control measures. Recommends prevention and control measures. Provides education and training on prevention and control of vector-borne diseases.

Plans and conducts sanitation programs. Conducts sanitary evaluations of food, public facilities, and military and civilian contract aircraft. Determines compliance with sanitary standards and reports discrepancies. Provides food handler, disease outbreak, and community health education and training.

Plans, organizes, and conducts public health contingency response programs.

Assists in Occupational Health Programs. Ensures personnel receive appropriate pre-employment, periodic and termination occupational examinations. Conducts occupational audiometric evaluations. Provides consultation to supervisors and workers in personal hygiene, occupational hazards, hazard communications and personal protective equipment. Monitors results of occupational health examinations to detect adverse trends. Investigates occupational illnesses and assists with completion of fitness and risk evaluations. Advises healthcare providers on workplace hazards. Manages and provides quality control of occupational health examinations. Conducts shop visits at the discretion of the Occupational Environmental Health Working Group.

Provides administrative oversight to the ASIMS program. Gathers data, produces rosters and provides reports for Primary Care Management Teams, Unit personnel and both medical and line leadership regarding Individual Medical Readiness (IMR) requirements.

Plans and conducts deployment medicine programs. Oversees medical clearances for deploying personnel. Provides deploying personnel with medical intelligence briefs to include the threat of vector borne disease and prevention; use of personal protective equipment. Also oversees medical reintegration by ensuring all re-deployers complete required post-deployment medical requirements..

Conducts PHA program. Manages PHA program to include processing, tracking, notification, and quality control. Coordinates with the MPF to review in-processing medical records for IMR deficiencies and potentially disqualifying information. Makes patient referrals based on PHA business rules and clinical guidance from patient care teams. Orders necessary ancillary studies as directed by IMR regulations, Air Force Instructions, and PHA business rules. Conducts height, weight, blood pressure, and distant vision screening assessment measurements. Completes required documentation in the medical records.

What Are the Specialty Qualifications for a 4E0X1?

Knowledge. Knowledge is mandatory of: basic biological and physical sciences; preventive medicine; fundamentals of microbiology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the human body; terminology, limited paraprofessional examinations, medical entomology programs; food science and technology; food handler training; food and water safety and defense principles; food inspection; laboratory procedures; sanitary evaluations; public facility sanitation; prevention and control of food borne, waterborne, and vector borne diseases; communicable disease prevention and control; epidemiology; occupational health (including hearing conservation); medical readiness (including medical intelligence, deployment processing, and deployment surveillance); personnel management and administration; medical service organization and function; basic medical information management (including database management) and written and oral communication.

Education. For entry into this specialty, completion of high school courses in biology, chemistry, and general science is desirable.

Training. For award of AFSC 4E031, completion of public health apprentice course is mandatory.

For award of AFSC 4E071, completion of the Operational Entomology in-residence course and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Epidemiology distance learning course are mandatory.

Experience. The following experience is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated:

  • 4E051. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 4E031. Also, experience in functions such as routine food safety and defense inspection; sanitary evaluations; communicable disease control and disease intervention; occupational health; force health management activities, PHA cell, medical entomology programs and public health medical readiness programs.
  • 4E071. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 4E051. Also, experience performing public health programs.
  • 4E091. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 4E071. Also, experience managing public health activities.

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What Are the Possible Assignments for 4E031?

  • Altus, Oklahoma
  • Andersen, Guam
  • Aviano, Italy
  • Barksdale, Louisiana
  • Beale, California
  • Bolling, District Of Columbia
  • Cannon, New Mexico
  • Columbus, Mississippi
  • Davis-Monthan, Arizona
  • Dover, Delaware
  • Dyess, Texas
  • Edwards, California
  • Eglin, Florida
  • Eielson, Alaska
  • Ellsworth, South Dakota
  • F E Warren, Wyoming
  • Fairchild, Washington
  • Goodfellow AFB, Texas
  • Grand Forks, North Dakota
  • Hanscom, Massachusetts
  • Hill, Utah
  • Holloman, New Mexico
  • Hurlburt Field, Florida
  • Incirlik AB, Turkey
  • JB Andrews, Maryland
  • JB Charleston, South Carolina
  • JB Elmendorf-Rich, Alaska
  • JB Langley-Eustis, Virginia
  • JB Prl Hbr-Hickam, Hawaii
  • JBSA Lackland, Texas
  • JBSA Randolph, Texas
  • Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey
  • Kadena, Japan
  • Keesler, Mississippi
  • Kirtland, New Mexico
  • Lakenheath, United Kingdom
  • Laughlin, Texas
  • Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Luke, Arizona
  • MacDill, Florida
  • Malmstrom, Montana
  • Maxwell, Alabama
  • McConnell, Kansas
  • Minot, North Dakota
  • Misawa, Japan
  • Moody, Georgia
  • Mountain Home, Idaho
  • Nellis, Nevada
  • Offutt, Nebraska
  • Osan AB, South Korea
  • Pentagon, Virginia
  • Ramstein, Germany
  • Robins, Georgia
  • Scott, Illinois
  • Seymour Johnson, North Carolina
  • Shaw, South Carolina
  • Sheppard, Texas
  • Spangdahlem AB, Germany
  • Tinker, Oklahoma
  • Travis, California
  • Tyndall, Florida
  • USAF Academy, Colorado
  • Vance, Oklahoma
  • Whiteman, Missouri
  • Wright Patterson, Ohio
  • Yokota, Japan

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