information may be particularly essential for the engagement of fast-moving targets with nuclear or
chemical fires. Complete information on such a target may not become available until the target has
Division G2 is the focal point for the production, evaluation, and dissemination of NBC defense combat,
technical intelligence. The Chemical Officer provides information and intelligence on the location, time,
number, and extent of reported enemy or unidentified NBC attacks. Information is provided on the
weather and terrain data, assessments of Threat capabilities and limitations, and preliminary
interpretation of technical intelligence findings. This is disseminated within the division headquarters,
next higher, lower and adjacent headquarters. Timely dissemination is essential to allow commanders
to make decisions on the protection required by their units. Without it, units may be rendered combat
ineffective because of mass casualties from NBC weapons.
Intelligence responsibilities include the establishment, coordination, and consolidation of requirements
for weather information. The information may be current conditions or forecasts. Both are necessary
considerations in NBC warfare. Conditions are used for predicting probable hazard areas from both
friendly and Threat attacks. Forecast conditions are necessary for planning friendly nuclear and
chemical strikes. Division artillery provides current weather data acquired through field artillery
channels. Forecasts are provided by USAF Air Weather Service personnel in the Division Tactical
Operations Center (TOC).
3. Exploitation of Intelligence.
NBC intelligence exploitation takes place at every level, beginning with the individual soldier. It is
essential that intelligence affecting individual survival be disseminated by the most expeditious means.
For example, if a unit is located within the downwind hazard zone of a chemical attack, the unit must be
alerted immediately by any available means to prevent casualties. Other NBC defense intelligence,
which is not of an emergency nature or does not require rapid reaction, is disseminated through the
established flow of intelligence reports, summaries, estimates, operations orders or overlays.