with devastating effect. One reason for the enormous number of
casualties is that soldiers were unaccustomed to operating in a
In 1945, nuclear weapons were first employed in war. The effects of
these weapons proved to be more destructive than any single weapon
used by man up to that point. Besides the destruction, these weapons
held a new feature that continued to cause casualties long after the
through radiation sickness for long periods and many miles away from
the point of detonation.
Even as late as World War II, there were more American soldiers
removed from battle by sickness and disease than by combat wounds.
Imagine the impact had biological agents been intentionally employed
as a weapon.
Only through proper use of protective equipment and application of
prescribed NBC defensive measures can a unit operate within an NBC
In Lesson 1, you will learn the required preparations for an NBC
attack. To prepare for an NBC attack, you must be able to
The elements of an NBC attack.
Methods for protecting personnel, supplies, and equipment.
In Lesson 2, you will learn the elements of Mission-Oriented
Protective Posture. To understand the elements of MOPP, you must be
able to identify the --
Purpose of Mission-Oriented Protective Posture.
Fundamentals of Mission-Oriented Protective Posture.
Implement Mission-Oriented Protective Posture.
In Lesson 3, you will learn how to advise your commander on the
current NBC situation. To advise the commander properly, you must be
able to identify --
Information that must be reported to the commander.