U.S. Department of Defense
The Department of Defense -- the largest U.S. employer – offers many rewarding and challenging jobs, in a variety of different fields, as a service member or as a civilian, on the Fort Detrick campus and around the world. Because Fort Detrick is a U.S. Army Medical Installation, the primary defense missions on the campus include biomedical research and development, medical materiel management and global telecommunications. The U.S. Department of Defense is represented by the following subsidiaries at Fort Detrick:
Department of the Army
U.S. Army Garrison
The U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Detrick, commands, operates and administers resources providing quality installation support and services to Department of Defense (DoD) and non-Department of Defense partners, meeting current and future mission requirements in biomedical defense research and development, medical materiel management, and global telecommunications. Click on the links below to learn more about the resources provided by the various subdivisions of the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Detrick:
- Community Support Programs
- Emergency Services
- Information Management
- Industrial Hygiene
- Installation Services
- Morale, Welfare and Recreation
- Resource Management/Strategic Planning
- Safety, Environment and Integrated Planning
Barquist Army Health Clinic
The Barquist Army Health Clinic is a Medical Facility within the U.S. Army Medical Department. The goal of the Barquist Army Health Clinic is to manage the health and care of soldiers and military families at Fort Detrick.
U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC)
Approximately, 4,600 military, civilian and contractor personnel are assigned to or support the headquarters and subordinate units of USAMRMC. Officers, enlisted soldiers, and civilians provide a wide variety of medical, scientific, and technical expertise.
Search for employment information related to USAMRMC and its subordinate units (listed below) by visiting www.usajobs.gov, the U.S. Army Civilian Personnel Online (CPOL) website, or by clicking on one of the links below.
- U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency (USAMMA)
- U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA)
- U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID)
- Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC)
- U.S. Army Center of Environmental Health Research
- Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is primarily a civilian organization. Army personnel make up under 2% of the workforce. All USACE jobs open to candidates not currently employed by the Army are posted at www.usajobs.gov.
U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command
The mission of Fort Detrick Engineering, a subsidiary of the U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command, is to provide worldwide systems engineering, integration, implementation, quality assurance, test and acceptance, and technical support for information transport infrastructure and networks in support of enterprise information systems.
Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center
The Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center (AFMIC), based in Fort Detrick, is an agency within the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) of the U.S. Department of Defense; its mission is to track and assess the full range of global health issues for the DoD.
DIA employs a limited number of medical intelligence analysts, support professionals, and support assistants at the AFMIC.
Chemical Biological Medical Systems – Joint Project Management Office
The mission of CBMS JPMO is to develop and field FDA-approved medical Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) countermeasures for the Warfighter.
To research employment opportunities with CBMS JPMO, please visit www.usajobs.gov or the U.S. Army Civilian Personnel Advisory Center website.
Defense Medical Logistics Center
The 130,000 square foot Defense Medical Logistics Center is currently under construction and is scheduled to be fully operational in early 2009. The purpose of this center is to consolidate all medical logistics units and to coordinate all medical logistics functions.
As such, the building will house employees from numerous organizations, including the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency, the Defense Medical Standardization Board, and the Joint Medical Logistics Functional Development Center, among others.
Defense Commissary Agency
The Defense Commissary Agency operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment.
Defense Contract Management Agency
The Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) is the Department of Defense component that works directly with Defense suppliers to help ensure that DoD, Federal, and allied government supplies and services are delivered on time, at projected cost, and meet all performance requirements.
Learn about employment opportunities with the Defense Contract Management Agency.
To research employment opportunities with any of the U.S. Department of Defense subsidiaries listed on this page, please visit www.usajobs.gov or the U.S. Army Civilian Personnel Online (CPOL) website.
The Fort Detrick Civilian Personnel Advisory Center website includes links to Army vacancies, information about student jobs at Fort Detrick, a job fair schedule, and more.
Learn about veterans services available through Frederick County Workforce Services.