This publication is designed for useat the tactical and operational level. Itdefines the roles of military units andstaffs involved in the planning andexecution of military operations in apossible nuclear, biological, and chemical(NBC) environment. This manualprovides multiservice tactics, techniques,and procedures (MTTP) for NBCprotection. It addresses individual andcollective protection (COLPRO)considerations for protection of the forceand civilian personnel protectionconsiderations. This manual focuses onthe need for all United States (US) forcesto be prepared to fight in an NBCenvironment. It addresses the riskmanagement that occurs whendetermining what NBC protectionmeasures could be considered to mitigatethe risk of operations in an NBCenvironment. The planning andcoordination for NBC protection takesplace with the realization that thepotential NBC environment could be onein which there is deliberate or accidentalemployment of NBC weapons, deliberateor accidental attacks or contaminationwith toxic industrial material (TIM), ordeliberate or accidental attacks orcontamination with radiological materials(see Joint Publication [JP] 3-11,
Joint Doctrine for Operations in Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical (NBC)Environments
This publication provides areference for NBC protection; bridges thegap between service and joint doctrine;and contains tactics, techniques, andprocedures (TTP) for planning andexecuting operations in an NBCenvironment. This manual addressesconcepts, principles, and TTP— to includeplanning, operational considerations, andtraining and support functions. It servesas the foundation for development of multiservice manuals and refinement of existing training support packages(TSPs), mission training plans (MTPs),training center and unit exercises, andservice school curricula. It drives theexamination of organizations andmateriel developments applicable to NBCprotection.
The audience for this publicationis combatant commands, joint task forces(JTFs), functional and service componentunits, and staffs in foreign and domesticlocations that could be challenged byoperations in an NBC environment.
4. Implementation Plan
Participating service commandoffices of primary responsibility (OPRs)will review this publication; validate theinformation; reference and incorporate itin service and command manuals,regulations, and curricula as follows:
The United States Army (USA) willincorporate this publication in USA training and doctrinal publications asdirected by the Commander, USA Training and Doctrine Command(TRADOC). Distribution is according tothe USA publication distribution system.
The United States MarineCorps (USMC) will incorporate theprocedures in this publication in USMCtraining and doctrinal publications asdirected by the Commanding General, USMarine Corps Combat DevelopmentCommand (MCCDC). Distribution isaccording to the USMC publicationdistribution system.