Warrant Officer Prerequisites and Duty Description

640A - Veterinary Services Food Safety Officer



The Veterinary Corps Food Safety warrant officer is a highly specialized officer in the area of food safety and defense. The warrant officer is selected by competitive application from the NCO ranks of designated Army feeder MOS’s. Currently only Army NCO’s SGT(P) and higher who hold the 68R and 68S MOS are eligible to apply. More detailed and updated information is included in annual MILPER Message which is normally released in January-February of the recruiting year. Upon selection, warrant officer candidates are sent to the Warrant Officer Candidate School (WOCS) at Fort Rucker, Alabama. Following completion of this course they will go through an intensive food inspection/science course at Fort Sam Houston, Texas (WOBC). Typically an active component 640A Warrant Officer’s first duty station is at an Army MEDCOM, PUBLIC HEALTH COMMAND District where they conduct commercial sanitation audits and manage area food safety, defense and quality assurance programs. Reserve Component Veterinary Food Safety Officers are typically assigned to MTOE Veterinary Detachments or as staff officers in MTOE Medical Brigades or Groups. 640A Veterinary Food Safety Officers serve as the Commander’s subject matter expert for all matters dealing with food safety and defense.


Minimum Prerequisites:

Please contact the Proponent POCs below for any questions regarding qualifications.

Address all other inquiries to your Regional Warrant Officer Recruiter.


640A Warrant Officer Recruiting POC

CW5 Pamela R. Smith

OTSG Deputy Food Safety Officer Consultant (640A)

Master Food Safety Writer/Instructor

MEDCoE, Div. of Veterinary Sciences

2050 Taylor Road, BLDG. 325

Joint Base San Antonio, TX 78234

TEL: (210)295-8558  DSN: 421

EMAIL: pamela.r.smith.mil@mail.mil


USAREC VC Program Manager

MAJ Valerie M. Bartonico

Work: 502-626-0658

Email: usarmy.knox.usarec.list.hq-hsd-640a-vc3@mail.mil