In this lesson, you will be taught how to provide technical advice on
biological defense measures.
To provide proper advice on biological
defense, you must be able to:
1. Describe the general characteristics of biological agents and
3. Describe defensive measures against biological agents.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE
Provide technical advice on biological defense.
Given information about and illustrations related to the
fundamentals of providing technical advice on biological
Demonstrate competency of the task skills and knowledge by
responding to the multiple-choice test covering the
fundamentals of providing technical advice of biological
FM 3-3, FM 3-4, STP 3-54B1-SM and STP 3-54B2-SM.
On every battlefield, the soldier has to fight disease as well as the
enemy. Disease has proven to be a formidable antagonist, determining the
outcome of many battles. Prior to the development of modern medicine,
disease killed more soldiers than did actual combat. This was due to
overcrowding, poor camp hygiene, inadequate medical support, and the
physical stresses of combat.
World War II was the first war in the
history of the U.S. Army where deaths from combat exceeded those from
disease. But death from disease is not the only problem. The fighting
strength of the U.S. Army in World War II was significantly weakened by
lost man-days due to sickness.
The number of lost man-days due to
naturally occurring disease was equivalent to 18