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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Joint SLC (Course 4K-74A/494-F18) This is a 4-day course for senior leaders focusing on operational- and strategic-level aspects of countering weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Participants also receive toxic-agent training at the Chemical Defense Training Facility. In addition, the Joint SLC forum offers a unique opportunity for senior military leaders, civilian government agency leaders, and leaders representing allied and coalition partners to exchange ideas. CBRN Precommand Course (Course 4K0F4) This is a 5-day course that prepares Regular Army and Reserve Component (RC) offcers who have been selected for command of a CBRN battalion or brigade or a CBRN position in a division. Each student receives instruction in the application of Army Doctrine Publication (ADP) 7-0, Training Units and Developing Leaders, concepts to the battalion training management process. Note: Additional information is available at . The courses shown in Table 2 are required by command and control chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear response element (C2CRE); chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosives enhanced response force package (CERFP); WMD–civil support team (CST); domestic response force; and homeland response force units for MOS qualifcation. Table 2. Functional training courses Mass Casualty Decontamination Course (School Code 031, Course 4K-F25/494-F-30) This 9-day course is appropriate for CERFP and domestic-response casualty decontamination team members. Students who successfully complete the course receive certifcation at the hazmat awareness and operations levels. CBRN Responder Course (School Code 031, Course 4K-F24/494-F29) This 10-day course is appropriate for C2CRE members. Students who successfully complete the course receive certifcation at the hazmat awareness, operations, and technician levels. Civil Support Skills Course (CSSC) (School Code 031, Course 4K-F20/494-28) This 8-week course is appropriate for Army National Guard WMD-CST members. Students receive advanced training in hazmat technician and incident command and CBRN survey, point reconnaissance, sampling operations, personal protective equipment selection and certifcation, and decontamination and receive specialized training on a variety of military and commercial CBRN detection equipment. Note: All students who successfully complete hazmat training are awarded certifcates issued by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress and DOD. Additional copies of certifcates can be obtained at . A Soldier who arrives for any resident course without having frst completed all appropriate dL requirements will be returned to his unit without action. USACBRNS RC Personnel Offcers (O-3 through O-5) and NCOs (E-7 through E-9) who are interested in available drilling individual mobilization augmentee positions throughout USACBRNS should contact the U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) Proponency NCO. Field grade USAR offcers who would like to transfer into the Chemical Corps should contact the USACBRNS Deputy Assistant Commandant–Army Reserve (DAC-AR) for specifc branch qualifcation information. The 3d Brigade (Chemical), 102d Division (Maneuver Support), is currently seeking instructors for various locations. An applicant should be an E-6 or E-7, should be qualifed (or able to be trained) as Army basic instructors, and should have completed the appropriate NCO Education System coursework. Interested Soldiers should contact Master Sergeant Rodriguez at (860) 570-7114 or . Contact Information Colonel Francisco S. Velez (DAC-AR), (573) 563-8050 or . Sergeant Major LaHarold M. Woodhouse (Senior Enlisted Advisor–AR), (573) 563-4026 or . Master Sergeant Richard K. Kennon (Training Development NCO–AR), (573) 563-7757 or . Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth R. Napier (DAC-NG), (573) 563-7676 or . Master Sergeant Joseph C. Bahr (Proponency NCO–NG), (573) 563-7667 or . Reference: ADP 7-0, Training Units and Developing Leaders, 23 August 2012. Summer 2013 61

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