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Army MOS 74D Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Specialist (CBRN)

“Step Out of the Ordinary” and join a branch of professional Dragon Soldiers dedicated to the defense of our nation. As a CBRN Specialist you will plan, employ, and coordinate CBRN defense systems in support of joint and combined arms operations including CBRN reconnaissance systems, biological agent detection systems (BIDS), obscurant systems, CBRN decontamination systems, and other CBRN hazard detection and warning systems. In addition, CBRN Specialists coordinate assets and efforts for weapons of mass
destruction (WMD) force protection programs, CBRN defense support to civil authorities, CBRN vulnerability analysis, CBRN sensitive site assessment/exploitation, WMD elimination, technical escort operation, CBRN reconnaissance, and CBRN decontamination. The Chemical Branch provides the Army with a highly trained corps of CBRN experts.

Some of your duties as a CBRN Specialist may include:
Assist in the establishment and application of CBRN defense measures
Provide training advice and supervision regarding the proper use and maintenance procedures for CBRN equipment and
Operate and perform operator maintenance on smoke generating equipment, CBRN identification/detection and
Train military and civilian personnel first responders on CBRN response operations
Operate and maintain CBRN detection and decontamination equipment
Unique Duty Position: Biological Integrated Detection System (BIDS) Team; STRYKER NBC
Reconnaissance Platoon; Technical Escort Battalion; CBRN Specialist in Airborne, Air Assault,
Special Forces and Ranger Units

Job training for a CBRN Specialist requires nine weeks of Basic Training, where you’ll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 10 weeks of Advanced Individual Training and on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field. Some of the skills you’ll learn:

Operation and maintenance of CBRN Detection, Monitoring, and Decontamination Equipment
Performance of Individual and Unit CBRN defensive actions
Storage, issue, and repair of CBRN Defense Equipment
Preparation of unit CBRN defense Standard Operating Procedures
Wear and use of individual CBRN protective equipment
Performance of duties as the primary CBRN defense advisor in a unit
Operation of automated systems to predict and warn of CBRN hazards
Hazardous Material Certification (at the Awareness level)
All Soldiers attending MOS 74D AIT are required to train at the chemical defense training facility
where they will be exposed, while wearing CBRN protective equipment, to toxic agents

Advanced Responsibilities
Advanced level CBRN Specialist provides guidance, supervises and trains other Soldiers within the same discipline. As an advanced level CBRN Specialist, you may be involved in:

Supervise CBRN reconnaissance/survey/decontamination operations
Serve as company or battalion CBRN Specialist

Unique Duty Positions: Biological Integrated Detection System (BIDS) Team; STRYKER NBC
Reconnaissance Platoon; Chemical Reconnaissance Det (SF Group); Technical Escort Bn; CBRN
Specialist in Airborne, Air Assault, Special Forces, & Ranger units

Related Civilian Jobs
The skills you learn as a CBRN Specialist will help prepare you for a civilian career with federal, state and local governments, including law enforcement and civil defense agencies. In addition, personnel managers in Homeland Security, Consequence Management, Environmental Protection, and many other civilian career fields are looking for employees with skills and experience you will acquire as a CBRN Specialist.

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