Army Chemical Review

SUMMER 2013

Army Chemical Review presents professional information about Chemical Corps functions related to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, smoke, flame, and civil support operations.

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leaders to successfully adapt to these complexities, we need to develop integrative doctrine, force structure, training, materiel, leadership, and education. The battlefeld is not the place for maneuver units or other enablers to work together on a complex UE problem for the frst time. ("Changes to British CBRN . . ." continued from page 18) Endnotes: ● No. 27 Squadron RAF Regiment. No. 27 Squadron RAF Regiment retains the Integrated Biological Detection System. It is roughly equivalent to a U.S. Army Chemical Corps Biological Integrated Detection System company. It also maintains the sampling and identifcation of biological, chemical, and radiological agents capability. 1 ATTP 3-90.15, Site Exploitation Operations, 8 July 2010. 2 Army Unifed Exploitation Concept of Operations, 2012– 2018, Capabilities Development Integration Directorate, Mission Command Center of Excellence, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, 19 June 2012. 3 National Military Strategy to Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 13 February 2006. Army Unifed Exploitation Concept of Operations, 2012– 2018, June 2012. 4 5 Ori Avila, "The Evolution of the 5/2 SBCT TSE Program," Army Chemical Review, Winter 2012, , accessed on 1 May 2013. 6 Ibid. 7 Field Manual (FM) 3-11, Multi-Service Doctrine for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Operations, 1 July 2011. 8 HQDA EXORD 268-11, Exploitation, 23 August 2011. Establishment of Army 9 Army Unifed Exploitation Concept of Operations, 2012– 2018, June 2012. 10 Ibid. 11 Ibid. 12 Ibid. 13 Ibid. 14 Ibid. 15 Ibid. 16 Ibid. Reference: All Army Activities (ALARACT) Message 244/2011, Development of the Army Exploitation Concept, 28 June 2011. U.S. Army Chemical Corps dismounted reconnaissance and surveillance platoons grouped together. It retains a number of Multipurpose Decontamination Systems for the decontamination of supporting assets. ● No. 2623 Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force Regiment. No. 2623 Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force Regiment is equivalent to an Air National Guard unit. It provides reinforcements to No. 26 and No. 27 Squadrons. ● A specialist training unit. No. 20 Wing Regiment currently conducts its own, in-house training; however, this training will become the responsibility of the Defence CBRN Centre in the future. In addition to providing the specialized CBRN capabilities of a force deployed by the U. K., No. 20 Wing also provides elements of the U.K. Technical Response Force, which supports chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosives (CBRNE) counterterrorist capabilities for homeland defense. The Way Ahead At the core of the RAF FP capability is the RAF Regiment; it "fghts on the ground for control of the air." All RAF Regiment personnel are trained as infantry soldiers before their FP skills are further developed. Because CBRN defense is a core element of the broader FP mission, the RAF Regiment possesses more CBRN defense-trained and -experienced personnel than any equivalent U.K. military unit. The RAF Regiment is committed to delivering specialized CBRN capabilities to U.K. defense assets and coalition and partner nations alongside its core air FP mission. The RAF Regiment acknowledges the far greater size, capability, and CBRN career focus of the U.S. Army Chemical Corps and looks forward to forging links and further developing professional relationships and friendships with the Chemical Corps. Per Ardua (Through Adversity). Endnote: Captain Carmody is a small-group leader for the CBRN Captain's Career Course, USACBRNS, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He holds a bachelor's degree in astrophysics from the University of Michigan and a master's degree in environmental management from Webster University. Captain Carmody is slated to attend the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, in July 2013. 24 1 Securing Britain in an Age of Uncertainty: The Strategic Defence and Security Review, October 2010. Wing Commander Uren is an RAF Regiment offcer serving as the deputy chief of the Requirements Determination Division, Capabilities Development and Integration Directorate, U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He holds a bachelor's degree in geography from Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, United Kingdom, Army Chemical Review

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